Skip to main content
Unit of study_

EXSS3074: Fundamental Musculoskeletal

2024 unit information

The aim of this unit is to introduce the core principles and practices required for Accredited Exercise Physiologists in musculoskeletal rehabilitation settings. The unit explores scope of practice and the role of the AEP in multidisciplinary teams, and introduces the basic skills required to work in these contexts. The unit provides a framework for understanding injury and how therapeutic exercise is used in the rehabilitation process. Pathophysiology and appropriate exercise prescription is explored for common conditions of the upper body and neck.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Movement Sciences

Code EXSS3074
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
BIOS1168 and BIOS1169
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of human structure, function, behaviour and the pathophysiological bases for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, to allow safe and effective engagement in physical activity in healthy and clinical populations.
  • LO2. Integrate knowledge from the basic, applied and social sciences with specialist technical skills relating to musculoskeletal assessment to implement exercise management plans with an evidence-based practice approach.
  • LO3. Demonstrate professional conduct and practice in case management and clinical reporting of musculoskeletal conditions within the scope of practice of the profession and healthcare system framework, including the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary care environment using ethical, culturally sensitive and professional behaviour.
  • LO4. Design, revise and deliver client-centred exercise plans that consider scientific evidence, client goals, medical history, clinical status and other influencing factors for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions across the Accredited Exercise Physiology (AEP) pathology domains using behaviour change strategies, interpretation of information, critical analysis, synthesis of evidence, reflection and inventiveness.
  • LO5. Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct and behaviour, understand the scope of practice of AEPs and comply with the ESSA code of professional conduct and ethical practice.

Unit availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.