Orthopaedic Physiotherapy PG (11505.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Physiotherapy||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of musculoskeletal trauma including fracture classification;
2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
3. Understand and identify patient problems and principles for physiotherapy management of orthopaedic patients, and be able to discuss this in the context of current evidence;
4. Develop communication skills for talking with, and writing to, professional and lay people;
5. Choose and apply appropriate basic physiotherapy management for routine orthopaedic problems;
6. Demonstrate safety in manual skills; and
7. Explain and evaluate the role of therapeutic ultrasound in patient management and demonstrate competency in its use.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Master of Physiotherapy course.
Students must be concurrently enrolled in, or have already passed, 6447 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 PG AND 6449 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 PG.
Incompatible units8975 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Assumed knowledgeAnatomy, functional anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics as per the prerequisites for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy course.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Angie Fearon|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Angie Fearon|
Recommended texts for this unit::
Maxey, L., & Magnusson, J. (Eds.). (2013). Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient (3 ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. (available online)
Cleland et al, (2016) Netter's Orthopaedic Clinical Examination, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier. (2010 edition available online) (excellent for anatomy)
Brukner and Khan: Clinical Sports Medicine (any edition)
Franklyn-Miller & Falvey et al: Clinical Sports Anatomy, McGraw Hill, 2010
Gray, Henry. Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918; Bartleby.com, 2000. www.bartleby.com/107/
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit, students must
- attempt each assessment item
- pass the Laser and Therapeutic Ultrasound test (allowed multiple attempts, with reduced marks for secondary attempts)
- pass the Gait Aid competency test (allowed multiple attempts, with reduced marks for secondary attempts)
- achieve at least 50% overall.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The Discipline of Physiotherapy adheres to the University of Canberra’s policies on moderation. The standard of assessment in this unit will be equivalent wherever and however the unit is delivered. Assessment will be moderated to ensure that judgments of students’ performance are consistent, transparent, reliable and valid. If you require further information on how the assessment tasks of this unit were moderated please see the unit convener.
All Physiotherapy practical classes require compulsory attendance unless otherwise specified. Please let your tutor know if you will be absent.
It is the students' responsibility to make up any missed material, and to recognise that all lecture and practical material is examinable.
It is acknowledged that some students' attendance will be affected by travel restrictions due to Covid. These students will need to discuss with the unit convenor to make alternative arrangements where possible.
Required IT skills
Students will need access to computer/s with internet access. Learning materials are provided on Canvas and assignments are uploaded in Canvas. Students will need to be familiar with accessing Virtual Room on Canvas for online tutorials.
Students will also require skills in word programs and referencing programs for completion of assignments. Endnote referencing software is available through the UC Library.
Work placement, internships or practicums