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Unit of Study OCCU2004 Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions (2024)

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    Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

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:

describe the impact of musculoskeletal and systemic impairments on occupational performance

administer appropriate standardised and non-standardised assessments suitable for people living with musculoskeletal health conditions

develop strategies to address occupational performance issues for people living with musculoskeletal and systemic impairments supported by evidence-based practice and professional reasoning

demonstrate effective occupational therapy skills to address musculoskeletal and systemic impairments

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (5 weeks)
Laboratory 3 hours (5 weeks)
Clinical skills60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (5 weeks)
Laboratory 3 hours (5 weeks)
Clinical skills60%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Dirette, D. P., & Gutman, S. A. (Eds.), 2021, Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction, 8th edn, Wolters Kluwer.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • You will be required to wear appropriate footwear every week in the laboratory.

    For several of the lab sessions you will be conducting range of motion and muscle strength assessments on fellow students. You will need to wear appropriate clothing that will allow others to observe and palpate your scapula, shoulder, arm, and hand.

    Equipment for making orthoses can be booked through the Technical Staff when you make the orthosis that will be assessed. This equipment can only be used on campus.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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