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OT5006 - Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals

[Not offered in 2014]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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. It is advised that the subject RH5010 (Soft Tissue Functional Anatomy for Rehabilitation Professionals) be undertaken prior to commencing this subject.

This subject will include review and advanced teaching of physiology, anatomy and neurology, biokinesiology, diagnostic and treatment techniques and research methodology.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse precipitating and perpetuating factors associated with soft tissue problems. These may be environmental (e.g. work) or functional (e.g. posture);
  • apply therapeutic intervention process to individuals and work place environment to enhance performance and productivity;
  • demonstrate treatment strategies to address clinical conditions, including manual therapy;
  • devise a suitable program of stretching, exercises and modified duties at home, work and leisure for individual clients;
  • identify limitations in specific soft tissue structures in the shoulder and neck (related to headaches and shoulder dysfunction) and low 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.

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.