University of Technology Sydney

96082 Core Practice for Physiotherapists

6cp; 6hpw (1 x 2hr masterclass; 2 x 2hr workshop)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Using an inquiry-based approach to learning, the subject introduces and develops fundamental clinical skills required to manage common musculoskeletal conditions that present across the lifespan. Students learn to select and deliver research-informed treatments used in physiotherapy practice such as education, exercise-based rehabilitation, taping and manual therapy. Clinical reasoning is developed to inform collaborative decisions regarding treatment selection, which consider factors such as the pathophysiology of a condition, patient preferences and current evidence. Authentic case-based scenarios are used to facilitate the development of clinical reasoning and implementation of research evidence using a practice-orientated approach.

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