Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 PG (6453.6)
|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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will:
1. Perform subjective and objective patient assessments;
2. Measure and evaluate assessment information to formulate and implement appropriate treatment programs;
3. Appraise and employ knowledge and skills in the effective selection, application, and safe implementation of a range of interventions; and
4. Determine the success of interventions implemented in patient care and reflect on physiotherapy practice.
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
Prerequisites11505 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy PG AND 11552 Essential Physiotherapy Skills PG AND 6447 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 PG AND 6449 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 PG
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Master of Physiotherapy 768AA AND 6452 Neurological Interventions 1
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Donna Martin|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Donna Martin|
Petty, N. J. & Ryder, D. (2018). Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists (5th Ed). Elsevier.
- ISBN: 9780702067174
- URL: https://www.elsevierhealth.com.au/musculoskeletal-examination-and-assessment-volume-1-9780702067174.html
- Call number UC Library: RC925.5.P47 2012 (4th Edition version) and RC925.7.P48 2011 (3rd Edition version)
Additional Useful Resources
Hengeveld, E. & Banks, K. (2014). Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation: Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders (8th Ed). Churchill Livingstone.
- Call number UC Library: RC1210.B78 2006
Dutton, M. (2012). Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention (3rd Ed). McGraw-Hill.
- Call number UC Library: RD734.D88 2012.
- Full access to the electronic version of Dutton (requires UC password): http://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com.ezproxy.canberra.edu.au/book.aspx?bookID=475
Cleland, J. A., Koppenhaver, S., Su, J. (2016). Netter's Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach (3rd Ed). Elsevier.
- EBook via UC Library: https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.canberra.edu.au/lib/canberra/detail.action?docID=1430445
Malone, T. R., Hazle, C., Grey, M. L. (2008). Imaging in Rehabilitation. McGraw Hill.
- Full access to the electronic version of Malone (requires UC password): http://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookid=441
Refshauge, K. & Gass, E. (2004) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: Clinical Science and Evidence-Based Practice (2nd Ed). Butterworth Heinemann.
- Call number UC Library: RC925.5.M88 2004
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Any special 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).
To pass this unit of study you must undertake ALL of the Assessment Items and must achieve an Overall Grade of 50% or above.
There are no supplementary assessments offered for this unit for any of the Assessment Items as per the University of Canberra Assessment Policy.
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.
Moderation of assessment
The Discipline of Physiotherapy adheres to the University of Canberra’s policy 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. The Discipline of Physiotherapy moderation policy can be provided by the Unit Convenor upon request.
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 practicals. It is expected that students unable to fulfil these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practicable by 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 Canvas, library searching skills, word processing, and electronic presentation skills are necessary for this unit.
In-unit costs include the Physiotherapy Clinical Uniform, textbooks, reflex hammer, goniometer, tape measure, and self-printing of electronically provided material. Many of these items will have been purchased for previous units.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Occupational Health and Safety
The following applies to all Practical Classes and practicums:
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 convener or relevant teaching staff.
Physiotherapy work requires manual handling and it is important that you protect both yourself and your peers. 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
Students will be required to play the part of a patient and a therapist during practical classes. This may involve partially disrobing as appropriate. All professional courtesy and respect are to be provided. This includes consent, draping, and safety. 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 short so that they do not cause injury or discomfort to your peers.
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 clothing for the level of dress required during practical classes. Appropriate clothing reinforces a professional environment that fosters mutual respect, confidence, and learning.
Mobile phones must be switched to silent mode prior to the commencement of class. No cameras or videos are to be used in practical classes without the specific 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. They will also be brought to the Head of Discipline.
In the course of studying physiotherapy students may be exposed to clinical cases and situations that may be stressful. At the University of Canberra, 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 https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-support/medical-counselling.