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PHTY2059: PT in Musculoskeletal Conditions B

This unit of study, along with its companion unit PHTY2058 builds on competencies around professional identity, technical skills, communication, and patient centered care that were acquired and demonstrated in the foundation musculoskeletal units. Students will develop competencies in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking supported by the use of case studies that focus on assessment and management of commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions of the cervical spine and upper limbs in a primary care setting. Students will use a framework for management of musculoskeletal conditions that is consistent with widely endorsed clinical practice guidelines and uses a pragmatic evidence-based approach to patient care. In-depth learning modules in this unit include principles of risk stratification, guideline-based management planning, and epidemiology

Code PHTY2059
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. describe the risk factors, aetiology, pathological changes, signs and symptoms, and prognosis of uncomplicated musculoskeletal conditions affecting the cervical spine, shoulder, and elbow
  • LO2. describe abnormal kinematics and kinesiology of the neck, shoulder, and elbow
  • LO3. perform appropriate patient triage and screening for serious conditions related to the neck, shoulder, and elbow
  • LO4. demonstrate sound clinical reasoning, and perform competent assessment of a patient with uncomplicated upper limb and cervical spine conditions
  • LO5. evaluate the diagnostic validity of common clinical tests used during examination
  • LO6. select the most suitable therapeutic intervention
  • LO7. apply (under direction) treatment techniques suitable for the impairments identified
  • LO8. apply principles of exercise prescription, including knowledge of biomechanics, to clinical cases
  • LO9. demonstrate appropriate progression of intervention, with specific focus on exercise rehabilitation
  • LO10. locate and interpret evidence (for commonly used interventions) for uncomplicated upper limb cervical spine conditions.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.