This unit assumes that you have successfully completed PHTY800-PHTY811. Your clinical placements during this unit will draw heavily on your skills developed in PHTY805, PHTY806 and PHTY 807. It is advised that you revise these units prior to the commencement of the course. You will also need a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and movement analysis.
Textbooks and Readings
The following texts will be useful resources and available in the library reserve. Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn.
- Clinical Sports Medicine. 4th Edition. Brukner P and Khan K. McGraw Hill 2012
- Ergonomics for Therapists. 3rd Edition. Karen Jacobs. Elsevier 2008
Technology and equipment used and required
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including, iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens. Students will use a range of physiotherapy specific equipment typically used in the assessment and management of people with sport and work-related injuries and to improve performance.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will alternate between one 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial every week. It will also involve 20 days of clinical placement consisting of 1-2 days a week in a sport/recreation setting (10 days/70 hours) and a work, health and safety setting (10 days/70 hours). Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also use large group demonstrations and discussion, enabling students to use tutorial time efficiently to practice fundamental skills in risk identification, injury prevention, injury management, recovery at work, return to work and topical issue. Clinical placement will then be used to further enhance practical skills in specific sporting and workplace settings that are focused on returning the worker/athlete to a specific task(s).
Your attendance at lectures and tutorials is essential. You are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials as scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your Unit Convenor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.