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OT5009 - Advanced Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available ONLY to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate of Allied Health Sciences, Postgraduate Certificate of Soft Tissue Injury and Master of Occupational Therapy (Coursework). The residential will be delivered at JCU Townsville.

This subject will review material covered in OT5006 and include advanced teaching of physiology, anatomy and neurology, biokinesiology, diagnostic and treatment techniques and research methodology. Some complementary health modalities will be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse precipitating and perpetuating factors associated with soft tissue injury problems. Devise ongoing remedial activities for environmental (eg work) or functional (eg posture) deficits;
  • demonstrate specialised treatment strategies to address clinical conditions, including manual therapy, sports injuries and workplace injuries;
  • devise advanced programs of stretching, exercises and modified duties at home, work and leisure for individual clients. Apply advanced therapeutic intervention process to individuals and workplace environment to enhance performance and productivity across the lifespan;
  • identify limitation in specific soft tissue structures in the shoulder and neck (related to headaches and shoulder dysfunction) and lower back and hip (related to back pain and lower limb dysfunction);
  • understand the impact upon human performance of changes in structures of muscle, tendons and ligaments following changes in pathology with particular emphasis on the upper and lower limbs.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Prerequisites: OT5006


Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 02-Jul-2012 to 06-Jul-2012
Coordinator: Professor Matthew Yau
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (40%).

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.