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RH5010 - Soft Tissue Functional Anatomy for Rehabilitation Professionals

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

Available to participants with eligibility for health professional registration in Queensland and other postgraduate students at the discretion of the Head of Occupational Therapy. The residential will be delivered at JCU Townsville.

This module will enable qualified occupational therapists to further their knowledge in functional anatomy related to soft tissue injuries. Students will be able to update their knowledge and skills in anatomy before undertaking the soft tissue module. The course is conducted via a combination of distance mode and a practical block component. Students will also work on a research project of their choice throughout the semester.

Learning Outcomes

  • on completion of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate an ability to analyse various movement patterns on the basis of musculoskeletal involvement and related mechanical principles;
  • on completion of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate an ability to analyse injury mechanics associated with particular types of tissue.
Prerequisites: Entry level qualification to postgraduate student's respective allied health profession ie Bachelor of Occupational Therapy


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (tba)
Coordinator: Dr Trish Wielandt
Workload expectations:

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

  • 17 hours lectures - External
  • 36 hours practicals - Face to face intensive
  • 20 hours - Research Project
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Compulsory Attendance at Teaching Block

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.