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Neuromuscular Interventions (8978.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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    This unit aims to introduce the students to clinical assessment and treatment skills for physiotherapy in the management of movement disorders. Students will learn to evaluate, quantify and interpret less complex motor and sensory impairments and activities of postural control and gait. Students will begin to develop skills in motor retraining for neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunctions. These skills will be applied to the recognition and treatment of movement dysfunction particularly for postural control and gait. Students will develop risk analysis skills for manual handling and taught the principles of protecting themselves and their client during manual handling activities.

    This unit is co-taught with unit 7786 Neuromuscular Interventions PG.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit student, will be able to:

    1. understand the physiological mechanisms behind impairments of weakness, sensory loss, and stiffness;

    2. be competent in assessment of impairments of stiffness (joint and muscle), weakness (primary and secondary), and peripheral sensory (proprioceptive, somatosensory, temperature);

    3. be competent in the description of normal postural control and gait, and be able to describe dysfunctional movement;

    4. begin to use clinical reasoning skills to interpret movement dysfunction in relation to the underlying impairments to be able to plan and implement interventions based on retraining motor skills, strengthening and stretching;

    5. learn the principles of safe manual handling and sensory test for electro-physical agents. Students will be able to integrate these competencies into clinical physiotherapy practice.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    An average of two hours per week lecture or equivalent; up to three hours per week practical/tutorial work.


    9808 Regional Anatomy and Physiology And 9304 Introduction to Physiotherapy.


    Must be enrolled in 202JA Bachelor of Physiotherapy And 6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology

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