PSIO12001 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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

Co-requisite:

  • ALLH12008 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Group Work 30%
3. On-campus Activity 0%
4. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 50%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.5% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students felt that the Objective Structured Clinical Examination was not long enough for them to sufficiently display their knowledge and skills.
Recommendation
The clinical examinations are consistent with other physiotherapy programs around the country. Academic staff will investigate the possibility of extending the time of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination. This will largely depend on student numbers, staffing and resource allocation.
Action Taken
The Objective Structured Clinical Exam has remained at the standard time. This has been explained to students.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students felt that class time was wasted with the demonstrations of clinical techniques across camera.
Recommendation
The inclusion of casual staff teaching into the unit meant that demonstrations were completed across camera. With the inclusion of a permanent staff member the between campus interaction can be minimised and teaching time maximised.
Action Taken
Permanent staff are now teaching into the unit on both campuses and demonstrations across the camera have been eliminated.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students really enjoyed the teaching staff and felt they bought a lot to the unit. For example, "Best aspect was the lecturers - Luke, Ben, Tony and Steve are all so passionate about physio that its impossible not to get excited about it as well."
Recommendation
Where possible the teaching staff will remain consistent to facilitate high quality teaching.
Action Taken
Teaching staff have remained constant this term and remain passionate about delivering high quality education.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The teaching staff have been praised for their passion, commitment to education and knowledge.
Recommendation
The teaching staff should, where possible, remain consistent in future years, or, if new staff are required, they at least need to be passionate and committed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students would like more case studies and opportunities to practice their clinical reasoning skills
Recommendation
Additional case studies will be put in the practical manual with additional notes pages for students to facilitate their learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The practical assessment felt rush and students didn't have enough time to explain all the information they have learnt.
Recommendation
The Objective Structured Clinical Exam is a structured practical assessment designed to assess students technical and clinical reasoning skills and is consistent with other Australian and New Zealand Universities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The students enjoyed the Practical Manual but suggested it could be improved.
Recommendation
The teaching staff have asked all students for direct feedback to improve the practical book and changes will be made based on this feedback for 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss the clinical presentation of common musculoskeletal conditions
  2. Identify and discuss assessment and treatment techniques for common musculoskeletal conditions, while identifying clinical indicators of serious pathology
  3. Design and demonstrate an assessment of a client and interpret and analyse the findings
  4. Design and demonstrate safe and effective physiotherapy interventions
  5. Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical behaviours consistent with a physiotherapy practitioner.

The Learning Outcomes and Assessment tasks have been mapped against and aligned with the Australian Physiotherapy Council’s Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Group Work
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Group Work
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
1 - Online Quiz(zes)