Orthopaedic Physiotherapy (8975.1)
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|Discipline Of Physiotherapy||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Physiotherapy, surgery, and therapeutic exercise are introduced and explored for these traumatic and degenerative conditions. There will be a special emphasis on the prevention, and management of physical problems secondary to these injuries and diseases. Further, the evidence for effective management of chronic musculoskeletal disease is introduced.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of musculoskeletal trauma including fracture classification;
2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
3. Understand and identify patient problems and principles for physiotherapy management based on current evidence;
4. Develop communication skills for talking and writing to professional and lay people;
5. Choose and apply appropriate simple physiotherapy management for a routine orthopaedic problem; 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 - 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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites6534 Regional Anatomy and Physiology,
9304 Introduction to Physiotherapy,
8978 Neuromuscular Interventions And
8279 Advanced Functional Anatomy.
CorequisitesEnrolment in 202JA Bachelor of Physiotherapy And 8977 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1.
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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/. [Accessed 31/07/2014].
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit, students must
- attempt each assessment item
- pass the Laser and Therapeutic Ultrasound test
- pass the Gait Aid competency test (allowed multiple 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.
In planning your time commitments, be aware that attendance at one or more Orthopaedic Review Meetings is Compulsory in order to complete the Orthopaedic Case Study .
These meetings are at Calvary John James Hospital (Peter Yorke Buidling, level 3) at 7.00am on Fridays.
Please remember to pay for parking so that you don't get a parking fine.
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 lecture and practical material is all examinable.
While the lectures may be recorded on "ECHO", this does not mean attendance is not required. Echo is to support your learning. Attending to work commitments outside of set clinical placements required for the course, is not an acceptable reason to miss scheduled classes. Any classes you miss are your responsibility to make up.
Required IT skills
Students will need access to computers with internet access. Learning materials are provided on Canvas and assignments are uploaed 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.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Attendance at the Orthopaedic review meeting in weeks 1 to 4 are considered work integrated learning. You should update "Inplace" appropriately.