University of Technology Sydney

94913 Musculoskeletal and Occupational Conditions

6cp; 2hpw x 12wks (lectures); 3hpw x 5wks (practical); 30hours independent study; 2hpw x 5wks (internal clinic)
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Students completing this subject consolidate and advance knowledge of gross and functional anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, as well as biomechanics and pathomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Students also develop their clinical knowledge of ageing, systemic, axial, and appendicular (upper- and lower-body) musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan, while expanding practical skills in clinical assessment, exercise selection, prescription, delivery, progression, monitoring, and case management, through adopting evidenced-informed practice and applying scientific knowledge. Students extend this knowledge into the occupational setting, focused on the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of workplace injury towards effective return-to-work, including ergonomic assessment, work-specific task analysis, functional capacity evaluation, work conditioning, and return-to-work planning and programming. Students prepare for clinical placement, accreditation, and professional practice using critical thinking and clinical reasoning to deliver optimal outcomes within a person-centred approach.

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