HLTH 3070


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


This class has not been
timetabled for year 2024.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To provide those working in the health and fitness, paramedical and allied health fields with the necessary background knowledge and practical skills to work within a broader multi-disciplinary sports rehabilitation team in an injury prevention and management role.

Course content

Introductory functional anatomy and pathology, physiology of healing, common injuries and their acute and chronic management, common medical conditions affecting athletes and physical activity participants, heat and cold illness, drugs used in sport, principles of evidence based practice for injury management and rehabilitation, sports taping, psychology of injury, movement observation and analysis, movement and strength, assessment, back injuries - mechanics of injury and treatment programs. The influence of movement on the healing process, exercise prescription, the use of equipment, questioning and report writing skills, case management procedures, code of ethics, communication, and legal issues.


South Australian Sports Medicine Association 2017, SASMA's Managing sports injuries: pre-game, in-game, post-game, -, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL

Houglum, P 2016, Therapeutic exercise for musculoskeletal injuries, 4th edn., Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1051 Physiology Essentials 100
HLTH 2001 Human Nutrition
HLTH 2006 Exercise Physiology 1
HLTH 1020 Human Anatomy 100



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practicum 30 hours x Negotiated

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Learning log/Journal, Literature review, Placement, Skills demonstration, Test/Quiz


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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