PS5108 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject will further develop the students' knowledge and skills in musculoskeletal
assessment and management, with a focus on manual therapy. Through a mix of practical
workshops, patient assessments and on-line learning modules the subject is intended
to develop advanced assessment skills for musculoskeletal conditions including the
clinical reasoning process that underpins manual therapy. The philosophy of various
manual therapy approaches including Maitland, McKenzie, Kaltenborn, Cyriax, Mennell,
Mulligan and Edwards will be explored. The evidence base, safety considerations and
where appropriate the medico-legal implications of musculoskeletal practice will be
emphasised. Students will learn to apply the concept of forensic physiotherapy to
the assessment and management of complex musculoskeletal presentations. This subject
will address contemporary issues within physiotherapy practice, including recent research
findings regarding pain and inflammation.
- access and appraise research and apply it in a clinical context;
- adapt anatomical, pathophysiological, radiological and biomechanical knowledge to
select appropriate treatment and outcome measures for musculoskeletal injuries and
- justify, using advanced clinical reasoning skills, the assessment and treatment planning
process for an individual with selected vertebral and peripheral musculoskeletal problems;
- explain, using evidence based practice, appropriate professional physiotherapy clinical
solutions to complex musculoskeletal case studies.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
|Face to face teaching
(One 4 day workshop. Dates to be advised.)
||Dr Helen Land.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 32 hours workshops/Seminars - One 4 day workshop
- 24 hours - 24 hours of online lectures
- assessment and self-directed study
||assignments (40%); mind maps (20%); evidence based practice assignment (40%); successful completion of three (3) lightbox online radiology quizzes: (1) upper limb;
(2) lower limb; (3) spinal (%).
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