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 PHTY807. 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 within leture material and on iLearn.
- Clinical Sports Medicine. 4th or 5th Editions. Brukner P and Khan K. McGraw Hill. (1st volume of the 5th edition is sufficient)
- Ergonomics for Therapists. 3rd Edition. Karen Jacobs. Elsevier 2008 - available as an e-text.
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 consists of one 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial every week for 6 weeks. It will also involve 70 hours of clinical placement in a sport/recreation setting and a work, health and safety setting. Time arrangements (e.g. 1-day per week or intensive placement) vary depending on the placement in order to provide a high fidelity experience. Weekend work and travel will be required for sports placements. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also use large group demonstrations and discussion, enabling you 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.
In the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are expected to attend all small group interactive sessions including tutorials, clinical and laboratory practical sessions. In most cases lectures are recorded; however, lecture recordings cannot be guaranteed and some discussion or content may not be available via the recording system.
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.
Failure to attend any learning and teaching activities, including lectures and tutorials, may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor or the unit convenor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent.