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PS2003 - Physiotherapy 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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;
  • demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills required to guide the assessment and treatment planning process for an individual with selected musculoskeletal problems;
  • demonstrate the competent performance of specific musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques;
  • demonstrate effective communication skills required to produce a successful clinical interaction.

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 speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND PS2004


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Susan Gordon, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 52 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (25%); presentations (10%); assignments (20%).
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.