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PHTY4226: Physiotherapy in Sport and Recreation

The aim of this unit of study is for students to apply the knowledge, skills and reasoning gained during their coursework and clinical practice, to sport and recreational activities. Students will integrate this knowledge with advanced instruction in the biomechanics and physiology of sporting activities to design injury prevention/screening programs, develop injury management programs to facilitate patients successful return to sport and recreational activities. Students will expand their knowledge regarding the management of common injuries to include serious and catastrophic injuries in both on-field and long-term situations.

Code PHTY4226
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Design and implement appropriate exercise programs that address the requirements of people from diverse sporting and general physical activity backgrounds
  • LO2. Evaluate the evidence for injury prevention strategies and know the role of physiotherapists in developing and implementing injury prevention and screening programs
  • LO3. Students will understand and be able to demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the physiotherapist in the diagnosis/triage and management of sporting injuries on and off the field.
  • LO4. Explain the factors unique to certain populations of the sporting community and consider how these are applied to the assessment and management of sporting injuries in these populations

Unit outlines

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