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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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

Unit content

  • Pathological and pathophysiological bases of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
  • Multidisciplinary management including common medications, surgical, medical and allied health treatments and/or interventions.
  • Clinical signs and symptoms, and indications and contraindications for exercise.
  • Clinical assessment; and monitoring of rehabilitation programs.
  • Design and delivery of safe and effective, evidence-based exercise interventions.

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically analyse and integrate an advanced body of knowledge of musculoskeletal health, injuries and their underlying principles and concepts into practice
2 autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal disease/injury
3 critically analyse and adapt knowledge of exercise testing and prescription before, during and after exercise
4 apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and adapt response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions
5 interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences

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

  1. critically analyse and integrate an advanced body of knowledge of musculoskeletal health, injuries and their underlying principles and concepts into practice
    • GA4:
  2. autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal disease/injury
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. critically analyse and adapt knowledge of exercise testing and prescription before, during and after exercise
    • GA4:
  4. apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and adapt response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions
    • GA4:
  5. interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Houglum, PA, 2016, Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries, Human Kinetics.
  • Shultz, S, Houglum, P, & Perrin, D, 2015, Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries , 4th edn, Human Kinetics.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.