Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 PG (6449.5)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Physiotherapy
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Undertake a subjective and objective patient assessment and from this information plan and implement a simple treatment program;
2. Develop basic knowledge and skills in effective selection, safe implementation and delivery of a basic range of treatment interventions; and
3. Apply methods of measuring the outcome of these interventions.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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 - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
The following Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements are addressed in this unit
The Physiotherapy Practice Threshold statements are available at http://www.physiotherapyboard.gov.au/Accreditation.aspx
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Master of Physiotherapy 768AA
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Ms Donna Martin
Prescribed Texts- must have for all Mi units
Author: P. Brukner and K. Khan
Title: Clinical Sports Medicine 5th edition Volume 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Short Title: Clinical Sports Medicine
Dutton M, 2012, "Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention", 3rd Ed. McGraw-Hill. 0071474013 (Available Coop Bookshop and library short term loan) Call number RD734.D88 2008
Dutton 2011, "Dutton's Orthopaedic Survival guide: Managing Common conditions", McGraw-Hill. 007171510
A. Franklyn-Miller, E. Falvey, P. McCrory and P. Brukner, 2011, "Clinical Sports Anatomy" McGraw-Hill ISBN: 9780070285552
Other Supplementary References
(All available library, short term loan 3hrs or 7 days)
Magee DJ, 2008, Orthopaedic Physical Assessment 5th Edition. Saunders.Call number RD734.M34 2008
Refshauge K. and Gass E. 2004, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 2nd ed. Butterworth Heinemann Call number RC925.5.M88 2004
Kendall, F. 2005, Muscles Testing and Function with Posture and Pain, 5th Ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Call number RM701.M87 2005
J. W. Read and J. M. Anderson, 2007 "Atlas of Imaging in Sports Medicine" McGraw-Hill . 2nd Ed RC1211.A53 1998
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The reflection on the Viva 1 experience is to be submitted to the appropriate assignment drop-boxes on Canvas.
Special assessment requirements
Any special personal requirements should be discussed with the unit convener in the first two weeks of the semester. Confirmation of this discussion must be in writing (email is acceptable).
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. Moderation of practical vivas may be achieved by co-marking in person or using a recorded video of a performance. If you require further information on how the assessment tasks of this unit are moderated please see the Unit Convener.
This unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the Australian Physiotherapy Council professional learning outcomes for this Unit. Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance is expected at all lectures, and 100% participation is required in all placements, externships, tutorials, practicals and presentations. It is expected that students unable to fulfil these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, by telephone or email. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in failure of the associated assessment piece. Consideration will be given for illness; however evidence such as a medical certificate will be required.
Required IT skills
The use of UCLearn, library searching skills, word processing and electronic presentation skills are necessary for this unit.
Exercise programme software:
Students will need to produce patient exercise handouts within this unit.
Students are encouraged to use a UC licence to access physitrak program, but please follw the instructions carefully as incorrect procedure may result in loss of access
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not assessed in this unit.
Occupational Health and Safety
Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items
As a result of the Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find that learning activities and/or assessment items in some units you are studying have changed. These changes will not be updated in the published Unit Outline but will be communicated to you via your unit's UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. The new learning activities and/or assessment items will continue to meet the unit's learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.
New learning activities and/or assessment items are available on your unit's UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Please contact your Unit Convener with any questions.
Pre-existing conditions: Students are advised that the same warnings given to patients apply to students undertaking this course e.g. where a pre-existing condition(s) may be affected by any activity in the unit, the student is responsible to advise the unit co-ordinator or relevant teaching staff.
Also, in the course of studying physiotherapy students may be exposed to clinical cases and situations that may be stressful. At UC a free Counselling Service is available for all students. All sessions are confidential. The UC Counselling Service is located in the UC Health and Counselling Centre on Level B in Building 1. For more information please go to http://www.canberra.edu.au/health-counselling
The following applies to all practical classes:
Manual Handling: Physiotherapy work requires manual handling. You will be taught the correct way to perform manual handling and should use the principles at all times to prevent injury to yourself or your client. If you have any injury that may affect your capacity to perform manual handling skills you are required to notify the unit convener at the commencement of the semester. If you obtain a new injury during the course of the semester that may affect your capacity to perform manual handling skills you are required to notify the unit convener prior to the next practical class. In the event of an injury being sustained during the practice of skills in class you are required to notify the unit convener within 24 hours of the event and complete a UC incident form.
Respect and consent: The student who is role-playing the patient should be given the full respect and courtesy that a patient would. This includes giving warnings, obtaining informed consent before a manual technique is performed, covering body areas that do not need to be exposed for the practice of the technique, and not making any inappropriate verbal comments.
As a ‘patient', you will be expected to partially disrobe to allow the ‘therapist' to see relevant body regions. Please ensure you are wearing appropriate underwear or bike shorts for practical classes. Appropriate clothing reinforces a professional environment that fosters mutual respect, confidence and learning.
As a therapist, your clothing should not prohibit your movements or present in any way as a safety hazard. Hair should be kept short or tied back off your face, and out of the patient's way. Fingernails should be trimmed, so that the white of the nail cannot be seen when looking at the hand from the palm.
No mobile phones are permitted during lectures, practical classes or tutorials. Phones should be switched OFF prior to the commencement of class.
Confidentiality: No cameras or videos are to be used in practical classes without the permission of other students and the unit convener. Any person taking a picture of another student without permission will be requested to leave the class and the images will be confiscated and deleted. Consent forms to video or photograph for study are available from the unit convener.
As part of its partnership arrangements with health agencies, the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra requires all staff and students to be aware of the requirements of patient privacy. This requires respect for privacy for patients during work integrated learning (clinical) visits and when writing case studies, assignments, writing in clinical records or reflective journals.
All written and verbal work (other than medical notes) requires de-identification of patients' details. In order to support learning while protecting confidentiality of information, the following guidelines have been developed:
- Pseudonyms should be used for the names of patients and organisations in all academic work.
- Identifying information, including demographic information, should be modified in academic work, using terminology such as ‘similar to'.
- Staff and students should mark all academic work with sensitive information as ‘in-confidence' in the footer.
- Staff and students should develop ‘composite' patients/clients based upon their experiences with several patients or clients in one clinical placement experience if possible. Students should note that this is a ‘composite' and not intended to identify a single person.
- Staff and students should use the password-protect function on their word programs to further guard sensitive information.
- Staff and students should avoid naming other students, staff, clinical educators or other persons in academic work, such as reflective pieces or portfolios.
- Students should attend workshops on how to change information about patients in line with these recommendations.
For further information students may visit http://www.privacy.gov.au/business/health
Learning Resource Centre.
The Health Learning Resource Centre (HLRC) is located in 12C26. It is a facility designed to enhance the learning and university experience for health students with particular emphasis on students in their first year. A drop-in service of students helping students is also available. Visit the HLRC coordinator for more details.
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