PSIO12005 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will develop your skills in the examination, assessment, treatment and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions in the upper limb, head, cervical and thoracic spine for clients across the lifespan. You will increase your knowledge of the theory and research underpinning physiotherapy practice, including the use of self-management, education strategies, electrotherapeutic agents, and outcome measures. Completion of this unit will enable you to effectively clinically reason and integrate 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 PSIO12005 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2 you must be enrolled into the CB85 course and have completed the following pre-requisites:

  • PSIO12001 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1
  • 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 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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. Written Assessment 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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.11% 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 found the teaching team very supportive, knowledgeable, and passionate about the topic and tertiary education.
Recommendation
Where possible the teaching staff will remain the same for 2020.
Action Taken
The teaching team remained consistent for 2020 with supportive feedback from the students.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students found the layout of some lectures confusing, which made it more difficult to study the content.
Recommendation
Where possible the lectures will be edited to follow a similar flow to support student learning.
Action Taken
Lecture slide layout was revisited to make it more supportive for student learning.
Source: Direct feedback, email.
Feedback
Students and the teaching team found the online learning platform www.clinicsinmotion.com did not provide additional benefit to the unit. There was difficult logging on and there was no customer service.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the use of www.clinicsinmotion.com be discontinued for future iterations of this unit.
Action Taken
The online learning platform www.clinicsinmotion.com has had a complete restructure and is now providing students with great online support.
Source: HYS
Feedback
Students found the teaching team very supportive, knowledgeable, and passionate about the topic and tertiary education.
Recommendation
It is recommended that where possible the teaching staff will remain the same for 2021.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: HYS
Feedback
As a result of COVID-19 shifting practical learning from PSIO12001 MSK1 into PSIO12005 MSK2, students found PSIO12005 MSK2 more difficult as they were still learning practical content from PSIO12001 MSK1 which is a pre-requisite.
Recommendation
It is recommended that if COVID-19 restricts face-to-face teaching in the future, teaching of the practical component of PSIO12001 MSK1 (pre-requisite) should be completed, where possible, prior to the initiation of PSIO12005 MSK2.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and discuss 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 the 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 - Written Assessment
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
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
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)