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This unit will provide you with an introduction to the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in the lower limb, pelvis and lumbar spine for clients across the lifespan. This unit will focus on the development of an evidence based, problem solving approach to common clinical presentations. The completion of this unit will enable you to apply effective clinical reasoning and to integrate and apply both specific and generic physiotherapeutic skills that underpin client-centred assessment and management.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
To enrol in PSIO12001 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1 you must be enrolled into the CB85 course and have completed the following pre-requisites:
PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
PSIO11003 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2
ALLH12008 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 1 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists
Authors: Petty, N. & Ryder, D.
Orthopedic Physical Assessment
Authors: Magee, D. & Manske, R.
St Louis ,
United States of America
Principles of Musculoskeletal Treatment and Management: A Handbook for Therapists
Authors: Petty, N. & Barnard., K.
Additional Textbook Information
The supplementary text book "Principles of Musculoskeletal Treatment and Management: A Handbook for Therapists" is only listed as it may be cheaper to purchase this book as a bundle package with the prescribed text "Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists". Please email the unit coordinator if you have any questions.