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OT5006 - Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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. 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.


Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching 26-Jun-2015 to 29-Jun-2015 (This block will be occurring in Perth, WA, in 2013)
Coordinator: Dr Trish Wielandt
Assessment: other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (30%); demonstrated clinical competence (pass/fail) (%); assignments (40%); pre-readings (pass/fail) (%).

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.