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PS2003 - Physiotherapy 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy IHCAP and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours Programs.

This subject builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in PS1002:03 Introduction to Physiotherapy Applications. Musculoskeletal cases of greater complexity will be considered within the framework of holistic patient management. More advanced manual therapy techniques will be developed. Safety considerations and the evidence base for physiotherapy interventions will be emphasised.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe key pathophysiological aspects of selected musculoskeletal injuries and conditions;
  • articulate and express sound clinical reasoning skills required to guide the assessment and treatment planning process for an individual with selected musculoskeletal problems;
  • articulate and exress the competent performance of specific musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques;
  • articulate and express effective communication skills required to produce a successful clinical interaction.
Prerequisites: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND (HS2405 OR HS3401) AND PS2004


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Carol Flavell
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Dr Helen Land, Dr Carol Flavell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 38 hours practicals
  • 14 hours - Lectorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (25%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students are required to achieve a pass mark in each practical examination and the written examination paper in order to pass the subject.

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.