|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc|
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.
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Face to face teaching (Two 4 day workshops will be conducted near commencement and completion of the subject. Dates to be advised.)|
|Coordinator:||Dr Susan Gordon|
|Lecturer:||<Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||participation on-line discussion board (20%); assignments (40%); evidence based practice assignment (40%).|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited|
|Census Date 23-Aug-2012|
|Face to face teaching (Two, four day workshops, near commencement and completion of the subject. Dates to be advised.)|
|Coordinator:||<Person not found>|
|Lecturer:||Dr Susan Gordon.|
|Assessment:||on-line discussion board (20%); assignments (40%); case study (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.