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Exercise and Musculoskeletal Health 1 - EXSS5104

Year - 2020

The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relating to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions encountered in Accredited Exercise Physiology practice. This includes the strategic application of the principles of exercise prescription to target specific prevention and rehabilitation goals. The unit explores the scope of practice for Exercise Physiologists in rehabilitation settings, rehabilitation tools of the AEP and their physiological basis, and principles and objectives of exercise rehabilitation programs. The unit explores the pathophysiological basis of exercise limitations across a range of lower body musculoskeletal conditions including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and joint replacement.

lecture hours: 24 tutorial hours: 4 laboratory hours: 18

Anatomy in-class test (0%), practical exam (30%), exercise plan and oral defence (30%) and final exam (40%)

Hoogenboom BJ, Voight ML, Prentice WE. eds. Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Therapeutic Exercise, Third Edition New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2013.

Assumed knowledge
Functional anatomy and biomechanics


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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