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OT5009 - Advanced Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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.
Prerequisites: OT5006


Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching 01-Jul-2015 to 05-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Dr Trish Wielandt
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.