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Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 (8977.1)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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This unit introduces students to physiotherapy management in disorders of the peripheral joints of the human musculoskeletal system following a patient-centred approach. Students will study the pathophysiology and orthopaedic management of common musculoskeletal disorders. Students will learn the clinical reasoning and practical skills required for assessment and intervention.

This unit is co-taught with unit 6449 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 PG.

Learning Outcomes

  1. After completing this unit, students will be able to undertake a subjective and objective patient assessment and from this information plan and implement a simple treatment program. Basic knowledge and skills in effective selection, safe implementation and use of a range of interventions will be developed. Students will be able to apply methods of measuring the outcome of these interventions. These competencies will be demonstrated and integrated into clinical physiotherapy practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours per week lecture or equivalent; up to six hours per week tutorial/practical work.


9304 Introduction to Physiotherapy,
8978 Neuromuscular Interventions,
6534 Regional Anatomy and Physiology,
6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology and
8279 Advanced Functional Anatomy.


Enrolment in 202JA Bachelor of Physiotherapy And 8975 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic anatomy.

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