This unit builds and integrates material from first semester.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The blended learning and teaching approach in this unit aims to help students develop a deep understanding of principles and the ability to independently solve problems, with the expectation that students can then translate this knowledge to different clinical scenarios (e.g. patients with similar impairments but different diagnoses). Weekly online learning modules will provide content and interactive quiz and case-based learning activities that will help students develop foundational knowledge for this unit. These modules will be complimented by fortnightly online tutorials and weekly on-campus practical sessions that will help students consolidate, extend and apply what they are learning each week. The online tutorials will take place in small groups via an online video conferencing platform and will involve the exploration of case studies designed to promote high-level clinical reasoning. Practical sessions will focus on the development and application of technical skills and will take place on-campus in authentic learning environments to optimally prepare students for their future clinical placements. Large, online group discussions facilitated by the unit convenor will be provided in the lead up to assessments to help students consolidate content and ask questions. Additional video and reading resources as well as consolidation activities will be made available to students online to further facilitate learning.
This is a ten credit point unit.
In the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our courses. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences students are expected to participate in all learning and teaching activities.
All learning and teaching activities 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 unit convener to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.
Failure to participate in any learning and teaching activities may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their unit convenor and tutor by email to inform them if they are going to be absent.
It is recommended that you purchase the following textbook for this unit:
Brukner P, Khan K, Clarsen B, Cook J, Cools A, Crossley K, Hutchinson M, McCrory P, Bahr R, eds. Brukner & Khan's clinical sports medicine. Volume 1: injuries. 5th ed. Sydney: McGraw-Hill; 2017.
Copies are available in the MQ library and in the Co-op bookshop.
Other books that may be useful references for this unit are:
- Magee DJ. Orthopedic Physical Assessment. 6th ed. London: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2014.
- Cook CE, Hegedus EJ. Orthopedic physical examination tests: an evidence-based approach. 2nd ed. Boston: Pearson; 2013.
- Reichert B. Palpation techniques: surface anatomy for physical therapists. 2nd ed. Stuttgart: Thieme; 2011
Technology and equipment
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 a range of health conditions.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information, engage in online lecture and tutorial content and at times to complete assessment tasks via iLearn.