Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 (8986.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Physiotherapy
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with unit 6453 Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 PG.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Undertake subjective and objective patient assessments;
2. Evaluate assessment information to formulate and implement appropriate treatment programs;
3. Apply 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.
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
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
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
Prerequisites12007 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 OR 8977 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1
CorequisitesEnrolment in 202JA Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Ms Donna Martin
Hengeveld, E. & Banks, K. (2014). Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation: Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders (8th Ed). Churchill Livingstone.
Brukner P, Clarsen B, Cook J, Cools A, Crossley K, Hutchinson M, McCrory P, Bahr R, & Khan K(Eds.), (2017). Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries, Volume 1, (5th Ed). McGraw Hill.
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 align to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency professional learning outcomes for this unit. Engagement with all lectures, tutorials, and supplied unit resources is required for success. Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance and participation are expected in all tutorials. It is expected that students unable to fulfill 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.
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. 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.