This unit develops the appropriate skills and knowledge to facilitate exercise therapy within musculoskeletal conditions.
Topic 1: Pathophysiology, aetiology, signs, symptoms, disease stages, diagnostic procedures of musculoskeletal conditions
Topic 2: Medical and allied health management including medications, relevant surgeries and expected outcomes, evidence-based therapies, evidence-based exercise and physical therapies
Topic 3: Relevant literature searches
Topic 4: Physiological, clinical and functional assessments
Topic 5: Exercise prescription
Topic 6: Safe conduct and contraindications to exercise
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of pathophysiology associated with musculoskeletal conditions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Identify indications and contraindications for exercise within musculoskeletal conditions||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Select and conduct appropriate assessments to determine the safety and efficacy of acute and chronic exercise in musculoskeletal conditions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Prescribe safe and effective exercise interventions to improve and/or maintain musculoskeletal health||Communication and social skills|
|5||Locate and evaluate evidence for lifestyle-related interventions to improve and/or maintain musculoskeletal health||Intellectual rigour|
|6||Explain the rationale and outcomes of treatment modalities for musculoskeletal conditions||Intellectual rigour|
- Required text: Peter Brukner and Kharim Khan, 2012, Clinical Sports Medicine, 4, McGraw Hill, Sydney. ISBN: 978-007099813-1.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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