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Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 (8986.1)

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


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  • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191766) - View
  • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180887) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164597) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155909) - View

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This unit introduces students to physiotherapy management in disorders of the human spine following a patient-centred approach. Students will study the pathophysiology and orthopaedic management of common spinal disorders. Students will continue to develop the clinical reasoning and practical skills required for assessment and intervention.

This unit is co-taught with unit 6453 Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 PG.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

1. Be able to undertake a subjective and objective patient assessment and from this information plan and implement an appropriate treatment program; 2. Have a systematic approach to interpreting medical images, and reading and interpreting reports. Knowledge and skills in effective selection, safe implementation and use of a range of interventions will be further developed; and 3. 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.


All of the following units
9304 Introduction to Physiotherapy,
8975 Orthopaedics Physiotherapy,
8977 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1,
8978 Neuromuscular Interventions.


Enrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy 202JA

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