Orthopaedic Physiotherapy PG (11505.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|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)
This unit may be co-taught with the undergraduate unit 8975 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy.
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; and
6. Demonstrate safety in manual skills
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
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students enrolled in 768AA Master of Physiotherapy
Students must be concurrently enrolled in, or have already passed, 6447 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 PG AND
6449 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 PG OR 11985 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|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Richie Talbot|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||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 Gait Aid competency test (allowed multiple attempts, with reduced marks for secondary or subsequent attempts)
- achieve at least 50% overall in the unit
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 as a courtesy.
It is the students' responsibility to make up any missed material, and to recognise that all lecture and practical material is examinable.
Any absence due to covid related illness or other circumstances will be negotiated with the unit convenor on an individual basis.
Required IT skills
Students will need access to computer/s with internet access. Learning materials are provided on Canvas (UCLearn) and assignments are uploaded in Canvas.
Students will also require skills in word programs and referencing programs for completion of assignments. Endnote referencing software is available through the UC Library (although not compulsory).
Work placement, internships or practicums