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EXSS4017: Advanced Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

2024 unit information

The aim of this unit is to investigate the strategic application of the principles of musculoskeletal assessment and exercise prescription to target specific prevention and rehabilitation goals. The unit explores the pathophysiological basis of exercise limitations and application of exercise to rehabilitate functional capacity across a range of common musculoskeletal conditions of the lower body and low back. The unit also explores the scope of practice of the AEP in occupational rehabilitation and compensable systems.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Movement Sciences

Code EXSS4017
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
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. 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.
  • LO3. Conduct and interpret a variety of musculoskeletal assessments, integrating knowledge from the basic, applied and social sciences with specialist technical skills to formulate measurement tool selection, monitoring actions, and strategies for case management with an evidence-based practice approach.
  • 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 creativity.
  • 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.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1b 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1b 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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