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Musculoskeletal Interventions 3 (8981.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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    • Physio Non Standard Period 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191763) - View
    • UC Trimester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180881) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 6, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164583) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 6, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155921) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147076) - View

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    In this unit students learn to integrate their knowledge of the peripheral and spinal systems for the assessment, differential diagnosis and intervention for more complex musculoskeletal conditions. Students will be introduced to the principles of joint manipulation, and learn basic skills in this area. Students will further develop their clinical reasoning and practical skills, following a patient-centred approach.

    This unit is co-taught with unit 6457 Musculoskeletal Interventions 3 PG.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. At the completion of this unit students will be able to integrate a variety of clinical approaches to appropriately assess and manage patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions. 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.


    8986 Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 and 8976 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 and 8980 Electrophysical Agents and 8982 Neurological Interventions 1.


    Enrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy 202JA

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