This unit builds upon the foundational knowledge and skills introduced in the previous units to examine musculoskeletal physiotherapy. It therefore retains the focus on applying the biopsychosocial model of practice, person and family centred practice, evidence-based practice, reflective practice, critical thinking and interprofessional collaboration. Students are required to synthesise new knowledge and skills related to responding to clients with more complex musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and integrate them in the application of clinical reasoning cycle, culturally safe practice for diverse populations, determining the quality of information sources and professional interaction and communication.
Students will develop physiotherapy clinical skills and knowledge to the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of common musculoskeletal disorders, healing, trauma, repair and infection control, concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, classes of drugs, adverse drug effects, and drug toxicity.
|Unit name||Integrated Physiotherapy 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Nagarajan Manickaraj|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of common musculoskeletal disorders.
- Explain concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, classes of drugs, adverse drug effects, and drug toxicity to medicines commonly used for musculoskeletal disorders.
- Conduct a client assessment, including examination of the musculoskeletal system, client history, physical examination, and demonstrate the use of basic measurement and testing procedures used to assess musculoskeletal dysfunction.
- Justify the clinical reasoning rationale for assessment and selection of active and passive treatment procedures commonly used in the management of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
- Apply the pathophysiology of healing, trauma, repair and principles of infection control to infection prevention and management programs and practices.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesCXA706 Foundations of Physiotherapy
|Assessment||Quiz (10%)|Case Study (Neuro-muscular) (50%)|Musculoskeletal Assessment (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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