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Unit description

Focuses upon the application of foundational knowledge in the areas of musculoskeletal health, musculoskeletal injury prevention, and rehabilitation principles in a multidisciplinary environment. Students will develop skills in musculoskeletal assessment, and the design and delivery of safe, effective evidence-based exercise interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions.

Unit content

  1. Occupational injury, rehabilitation and return to work
  2. Clinical approach to assessment of musculoskeletal injury in general and athletic populations across the lifespan 
  3. Evidence based exercise rehabilitation techniques in acute musculoskeletal injuries
  4. Evidence based exercise rehabilitation techniques in overuse musculoskeletal injuries
  5. Injury prevention and return to play
  6. Musculoskeletal disease management in special populations

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1employ the core principles and methodologies of workplace health, workplace rehabilitation and work conditioning
2critically analyse and integrate knowledge of injury prevention and rehabilitation, underlying principles and concepts, using an evidence-based practice
3apply and adapt critical clinical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to, clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions
4autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence-based functional exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal disease or conditions

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. employ the core principles and methodologies of workplace health, workplace rehabilitation and work conditioning
  2. critically analyse and integrate knowledge of injury prevention and rehabilitation, underlying principles and concepts, using an evidence-based practice
  3. apply and adapt critical clinical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to, clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions
  4. autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence-based functional exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal disease or conditions

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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