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PHTY4226: Physiotherapy in Sport and Recreation

Semester 2 Early, 2020 [Normal day] - Cumberland, Sydney

The aim of this unit of study is for participants to apply the knowledge, skills and reasoning gained during coursework and clinical practice to sport and recreational activities. Participants will integrate this knowledge with advanced instruction in the biomechanics and physiology of sports activities to design injury prevention/screening programs for participants in recreational activities, to develop injury management programs including advanced exercise prescription for all recreation groups to facilitate their return to sport and to plan and implement activity modification programs for those who are unable to participate in standard recreational activities. Participants will expand their knowledge regarding the management of common injuries to include serious and catastrophic injuries in both on-field and long-term situations.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites
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PHTY4221
Corequisites
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PHTY4225
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Marnee McKay, marnee.mckay@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Presentation group assignment Exercise prescription in sport injuries
Case study and oral presentation
30% Week 04 15 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam Final written exam
Final exam of MCQ, Short and long answers
70% Week 08
Due date: 24 Sep 2020 at 10:00

Closing date: 24 Sep 2020
2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?

Assessment summary

  • Exercise prescription in sport injuries: Students will select their groups from within their tutorial groups during the week 1 tutorial. Groups are to be finalised by the end of week 1. Case studies will be assigned to each group and posted on Canvas. You must complete all the assessment tasks to pass the entire unit. Failure to complete any assessment item will result in you being awarded a Fail grade, regardless of your cumulative marks in the unit of study.
  • Written exam: The exam will consist of multiple-choice, short answer, and long answer questions.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 1. Introduction to the unit of study and advance exercise prescription: cardiovascular fitness; 2. Advanced exercise prescription: strength, endurance, and power; 3. Putting it together: exercises in a sport specific context; 4. Physiotherapy in dance sport and recreation Lecture (4 hr)  
Development of exercise programs for elite and recreational athletes - developing your “exercise toolkit” Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 02 1. Prevention of injuries in elite and recreational athletes 1; 2. Prevention of injuries in elite and recreational athletes 2; 3. Protective equipment: what’s the evidence?; 4. Athlete aids: what’s the evidence for... Lecture (4 hr)  
Development of sport-specific injury prevention programs Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 03 1. Nutrition and athletes; 2. Return to sport after injury: development of early to mid-stage rehabilitation programs; 3. Return to sport after injury: development of a late stage rehabilitation programs and return to sport planning; 4. Putting it together - return to sport using a sport specific context case study Lecture (4 hr)  
Return to sport planning: exercise prescription at different stages of rehabilitation Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 05 1.Travelling and working with a team; 2. On-field physiotherapy management of common sports injuries; 3. On-field physiotherapy management of serious sports injuries; 4. Management of head injuries, including concussions Lecture (4 hr)  
Event day management: on-field/side-line assessments Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 06 1. Mental health and athletes; 2. Sports psychology; 3. Ethics in sports physiotherapy; 4. Sports and recreation considerations for adolescents Lecture (4 hr)  
Ethical dilemmas in sports physiotherapy: case studies and debate of sport issues Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 07 1. Sports and recreation considerations for women; 2. Sport/recreation for considerations for the elderly and intellectually disabled; 3. Sport/recreation for the disabled; 4. Career paths to working with athletes Lecture (4 hr)  
Sports taping Tutorial (2 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: Students will be required to attend the 4 hours of lectures per week associated with this unit of study. You will also be required to attend all the tutorials associated with this unit of study. Students are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of timetabled activities for a unit of study, unless granted exemption by the Dean, Head of School, or Professor most concerned. The Dean, Head of School, or Professor most concerned may determine that a student fails a unit of study because of inadequate attendance. Alternatively, at their discretion, they may set additional assessment items where attendance is lower than 80%.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed through the Library eReserve, available on Canvas.

  • Brukner P and Khan K (2018): Clinical Sports Medicine (5th Ed). Sydney: McGraw-Hill.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. design and implement appropriate exercise programs that address the requirements of the patient
  • LO2. evaluate the evidence for injury prevention strategies and describe the role of physiotherapists in this area
  • LO3. describe and 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

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
1.2. involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
1.3. review the continuation of physiotherapy and facilitate the client’s optimal participation in their everyday life
2. Professional and ethical practitioner
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
3. Communicator
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
4. Reflective practitioner and self-directed learner
4.3. efficiently consume and effectively apply research and commit to practice informed by best available research evidence and new knowledge
5. Collaborative practitioner
5.1. engage in an inclusive, collaborative, consultative, culturally responsive and client-centred model of practice
5.2. engage in safe, effective and collaborative interprofessional practice
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
8.A. knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
LO2
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
1.2. involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
1.3. review the continuation of physiotherapy and facilitate the client’s optimal participation in their everyday life
2. Professional and ethical practitioner
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
2.3. recognise the need for, and implement, appropriate strategies to manage their physical and mental health and resilience
3. Communicator
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
4. Reflective practitioner and self-directed learner
4.3. efficiently consume and effectively apply research and commit to practice informed by best available research evidence and new knowledge
4.5. recognise situations that are outside their scope of expertise or competence and take appropriate and timely action
5. Collaborative practitioner
5.1. engage in an inclusive, collaborative, consultative, culturally responsive and client-centred model of practice
5.2. engage in safe, effective and collaborative interprofessional practice
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
8.A. knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
LO3
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
1.2. involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
1.3. review the continuation of physiotherapy and facilitate the client’s optimal participation in their everyday life
1.4. advocate for clients and their rights to health care
2. Professional and ethical practitioner
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
2.3. recognise the need for, and implement, appropriate strategies to manage their physical and mental health and resilience
3. Communicator
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
4. Reflective practitioner and self-directed learner
4.4. proactively apply principles of quality improvement and risk management to practice
4.5. recognise situations that are outside their scope of expertise or competence and take appropriate and timely action
5. Collaborative practitioner
5.1. engage in an inclusive, collaborative, consultative, culturally responsive and client-centred model of practice
8.A. knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
LO4
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.2. involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
1.3. review the continuation of physiotherapy and facilitate the client’s optimal participation in their everyday life
2. Professional and ethical practitioner
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
3. Communicator
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
4. Reflective practitioner and self-directed learner
4.4. proactively apply principles of quality improvement and risk management to practice
5. Collaborative practitioner
5.2. engage in safe, effective and collaborative interprofessional practice
8. Foundational abilities

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Exam type updated to Review+

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