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Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

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
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
  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

Prescribed texts

  • Brukner, P., & Khan, K. , 2016, Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries, Vol 1, McGraw-Hill Education, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.