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 SCA 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

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 43.14% 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
The teaching staff have been praised for their passion, commitment to education and knowledge. For example: "Lecturers and tutors were passionate about the unit content, engaging and always more than happy to help and ensure a thorough understanding of content."
Recommendation
The Physiotherapy Course will aim to have a musculoskeletal teaching team that includes committed staff with a balance of teaching, clinical, and research experience across multiple areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Action Taken
The Physiotherapy Course had the same musculoskeletal teaching team that including committed staff with a balance of teaching, clinical and research experience across multiple areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students suggested that practice questions could be provided for the Online Quizzes.
Recommendation
The teaching team will aim to provide some practice questions for the online quizzes to ensure students are familiar with the types of questions that will be asked.
Action Taken
Practice Quiz questions were provided to give students an idea of the types of questions that were asked in the Online Quiz assessments.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students suggested the Group Assignment could be better explained and examples could be provided.
Recommendation
The teaching team will revise the explanation of the Group Assignment in the Unit Profile, Moodle, and the first introductory lecture.
Action Taken
The group assignment was explained in a clear and informative way and a Q & A session was provided to help answer any student questions.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
While students were understanding that COVID-19 meant that face-to-face teaching was abandoned for Term 1, several students commented on the fact that this Unit was not well suited to online learning due to the practical nature.
Recommendation
It is recommended that practical teaching be reinstated for future terms due to the practical nature of this course. Students acknowledge that online teaching for Term 1 was completely out of the control of the University and teaching staff due to COVID-19.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Several students commented that it would be beneficial to review their questions and answers of their online quiz to help facilitate learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the teaching team offer students individual time to review their online quiz and discuss any questions and answers with their lecturers.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The teaching staff have been praised for their passion, commitment to education and knowledge.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the musculoskeletal teaching team continue to provide a high standard of balanced teaching, clinical, and research experiences across multiple areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
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)