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Area/Catalogue
REHB 5129

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
169595

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with specialised knowledge of the theory, assessment and management techniques for neuromusculoskeletal community physiotherapy practice across the lifespan.

Course content

Students will learn the clinical knowledge and skills required for community physiotherapy practice (musculoskeletal) across the lifespan. Pathology of common musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan. Musculoskeletal and paediatric assessment principles and skills e.g. taking a subjective examination, palpation, manual muscle testing, measuring range of motion, paediatric impairments, motor skill assessment. Management techniques for selected musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan e.g. massage, electrophysical agents, aquatic physiotherapy, and exercise therapy. Management techniques for children in the community setting (e.g. working with children and families).

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 30 x 1 hour x over 13 weeks
Practical 22 x 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 1 week

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


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assessment (EPA) - 25% 1/2 hour
OSCE - 35% 1 hour
Written examination - 40% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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

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