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MO1013 - Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Subacute Conditions

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions; Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry.

This module builds rural generalist knowledge and skills in service provision for consumers experiencing complex musculoskeletal conditions who are living in rural and remote communities. The module will examine osteoarthritis as the primary example of a complex musculoskeletal condition with high prevalence in rural and remote areas. Participants will enhance their knowledge and skills in assessment, clinical reasoning, consumer management and self-management skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • combine advanced knowledge of the aetiology, patho-anatomy, predisposing factors, clinical presentation and natural progression of musculoskeletal conditions and assessment and clinical reasoning skills, to formulate and communicate multi-disciplinary, self-management plans designed to optimise care in the rural and/or remote setting in accordance with best practice guidelines and local service strategic intent.

Subject Assessment

  • Written - Self-management plan - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve satisfactory for all assessment.

Prerequisites: Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer. This module requires access to a patient or consumer with complex osteoarthritis, including persistent pain, so as to demonstrate achievement of module outcomes in the appropriate clinical context.


Study Period 14, External
Census Date 16-May-2022
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 17, External
Census Date 10-Oct-2022
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.