|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
This unit concerns itself with modern functional rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions as may be managed by registered chiropractors in practice. The students are exposed to paradigms related to active care, the biopsychosocial model, the use of outcome measures and clinical practice guidelines. Skills are developed in patient-centred communication, physical and functional capacity assessment, functional rehabilitation program design and implementation.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Task 1|
|Goal:||This assignment will allow your group to communicate research findings as well as your understanding of the topic in a short and concise format. You will be required to review and evaluate research information, integrate ideas and demonstrate (in a creative manner) your understanding of a topic or the research findings.|
|Activity:||Academic poster + oral presentation|
|Format:||In groups of 8 or less, students are expect to contribute equally to the design of an academic poster and present key findings . Additionally, you will be required to present your findings to your normal tutorial group|
|Assessment Task 2|
|Goal:||To develop both your skills and knowledge in designing and articulating a rehabilitation plan for your patient|
|Format:||In groups of four or less, you will submit a rehabilitation plan of a musculoskeletal case presented to you in a video format, of a particular condition (lower limb, spine or upper limb). You will demonstrate your clinical reasoning skills in a number of steps with your recommendations, including rehabilitation exercises. The case will provided one week prior.|
|Learning outcomes:||4 & 5|
|Assessment Task 3 & 4|
|Goal:||You will be required to demonstrate compentency by explaining and/or delivering an exercise or similar therapeutic procedure|
|Activity:||Practical exam (OSCE)|
|Format:||You will complete a randomly selected procedure, on the spot from a series of procedures, where you will demonstrate and/or perform a procedure, ultimately guiding the patient through the exercise procedure|
|Learning outcomes:||2 & 4|
|Assessment Task 5|
|Goal:||Demonstrate knowledge of musculoskeletal rehabilitation concepts|
|Format:||Individual written examination (multiple choice, true or false and short answer questions).|
|Learning outcomes:||1, 2, 3, 4 & 5|
|Rehabilitation - cervico-thoracic spine and upper limb objective structured clinical evaluation (OSCE)||20%||No||Week 6|
|Rehabilitation Assignment 1||10%||No||Week 7|
|Rehabilitation - lower limb objective structured clinical evaluation (OSCE)||20%||No||Week 12|
|Rehabilitation Assignment 2||10%||No||Week 12|
|Rehabilitation Final Theory Exam||40%||No||Exam period|
Rehabilitation - cervico-thoracic spine and upper limb objective structured clinical evaluation (OSCE)
Academic poster clinical guidelines / systematic reviews
Rehabilitation - lower limb objective structured clinical evaluation (OSCE)
Exercise prescription based on a case study
Rehabilitation Final Theory Exam
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Learning and teaching will be comprised of a combination of online lectures, self-directed learning, and hands-on tutorials:
Liebenson. Rehabilitation of the Spine: A patient Centered Approach 3rd ed. LWW
Liebenson. Rehabilitation of the Spine: a practitioner’s manual 2nd ed. Raven Press
Brukner P, Khan, K. Clinical Sports Medicine.4th Ed.
Within the functional rehabilitation unit, students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enhance patient activity and participation. Clinical reasoning will be facilitated through the integration and interpretation of a patient interview and assessment findings. Clinical reasoning skills are also enhanced in this unit through case study presentations. The students are exposed to paradigms related to active care plan, the biopsychosocial model, and the use of outcome measures. Patient education, communication, goal setting and coaching as well as patient behaviours, barriers, and beliefs with respect to exercise prescription will also be explored. Skills in manual therapy are also gained within this unit. These will be integrated within the functional rehabilitation framework.
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This is a new stand-alone unit, which has been updated and condensed into one semester.
Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook