PSIO13007 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit aims to advance the students’ client assessment and management skills dealing with complex cases within the musculoskeletal physiotherapy domain. A client centred approach is fostered through the exploration of contextual and environmental injury, illness and degenerative factors that are encountered in musculoskeletal and rheumatological practice including persisting pain and chronic disease conditions. Common and valid outcome measures used in rehabilitation will be integrated and evaluated throughout the unit.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

PSIO12001 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1

PSIO12005 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2

ALLH12008 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Group Work 20%
3. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail
4. Practical Assessment 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students would prefer access to a permanent staff member on both campus sites. Have Your Say Staffing commitments will be reviewed in 2017 to see if there is a potential resolution.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Summarise the pathological processes, symptomatology, medical and pharmacological management, clinical course and prognosis for complex musculoskeletal conditions.
  2. Assess complex cases involving musculoskeletal conditions, and interpret and analyse findings.
  3. Develop, implement and evaluate interventions for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions, based on contemporary evidence.
  4. Explain how personal, social, and environmental factors inform a physiotherapy intervention plan for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions.
  5. Relate the role of the physiotherapist to that of the interdisciplinary team, family members and carers of clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions and comorbidities.
  6. Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform interventions for common, but complex, musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions and pathologies.
  7. Integrate the use of clinical outcome measures and demonstrate critical awareness of their psychometric properties.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Group Work  
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Practical Assessment      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work  
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
1 - Online Quiz(zes)  
2 - Group Work
3 - On-campus Activity              
4 - Practical Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Neuromusculoskeletal examination and assessment
Author/s: Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. Year: 2013
Edition: 4th edition Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
City: Edinburgh
Country: UK
Clinical sports medicine: Injuries, volume 1
Author/s: Brukner, P. & Khan, K. Year: 2016
Edition: 5th Edition Publisher: McGraw Hill
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Students who currently own Clinical Sports Medicine, 4th Edition will be able to utilise this text in PSIO13007.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Clinics in Motion
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSteven Obst (s.obst@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3.

Occupational Health Physiotherapy.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Occupational Overuse Syndromes (OOS).

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Rheumatological conditions.

Exercise prescription in Physiotherapy.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Group Work Assessment topic finalised in Week 3.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Complex multifactorial/multicomponent musculoskeletal conditions.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Soft tissue therapy.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Summative assessment: Online Quiz 1.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Manipulation including HVT indications, contraindications and precautions.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Differentiation of hip, pelvis and groin injuries.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Summative assessment: Group Work Assessment - Submission of written component, abstract and presentation copy.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Physiotherapy management of sports injuries including prevention.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Summative assessment: Group Work Assessment - formal group presentations.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Musculoskeletal orthopaedics.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Common paediatric musculoskeletal conditions, including paediatric fractures.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Pharmacology and musculoskeletal conditions.

Persisting pain and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical sports medicine (5th ed.). Australia: McGraw Hill.

Petty, N. J. & Moore, K. L. (2013). Neuromuscululoskeletal examination and assessment (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Summative assessment: Online Quiz 2.

Week 12 29-05-2017 Revision.

Refer to Moodle page for any additional resources.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Practical Examination (OSCE) - may be scheduled within Week 1 or Week 2 of the CQUniversity Examination period.

Have Your Say - Course Evaluation

Exam Week 12-06-2017

Practical Examination (OSCE) - may be scheduled within Week 1 or Week 2 of the CQUniversity Examination period.

Have Your Say - Course Evaluation

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Online Quiz(zes) Information

There will be two online quizzes:

  • Quiz 1 (15%) will occur in Week 5. It will assess content from weeks 1-4.
  • Quiz 2 (15%) will occur in Week 11. It will assess content from weeks 1-10.

Both quizzes will each consist of up to 20 questions and will have a time limit of 40 minutes. Questions may be randomly generated from a question bank so that the quizzes may appear differently for each student. The quizzes are closed-book assessments. Access to books, notes, websites (other than the quiz) and the use of other electronic devices are prohibited during the quiz. Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 may be scheduled outside regular timetabled sessions.

The quizzes will consist of some or all of the following categories:

  • Multiple choice questions.
  • Fill in the missing word(s) questions.
  • Questions relating to multimedia material (e.g. images, videos).
  • Short answer questions.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

Number of Quizzes 2
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Online Quiz 1 in Week 5 and Online Quiz 2 in Week 11.
Return Date to Students Results will be assessible on Moodle within two weeks of the submission date.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice, fill in the missing word(s) questions, questions relating to multimedia material (e.g. images, videos) and short answer questions will be marked numerically and awarded a percentage mark.

Submission Online

Students must submit this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Summarise the pathological processes, symptomatology, medical and pharmacological management, clinical course and prognosis for complex musculoskeletal conditions.

3. Develop, implement and evaluate interventions for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions, based on contemporary evidence.

6. Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform interventions for common, but complex, musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions and pathologies.

7. Integrate the use of clinical outcome measures and demonstrate critical awareness of their psychometric properties.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Group Work Assessment
Task Description

Group Work Assessment Information

Students will be assigned to small groups. In the first week of term, students will be provided with a list of complex musculoskeletal clinical conditions from which groups will be able to nominate their choice(s) of a topic. All group topics will be finalised by Week 3. Once topics have been designated, in their respective groups, students will be required to research their complex musculoskeletal clinical condition. The Group Work Assessment will be comprised of both a written component and a formal presentation.

The written component will be 1000 words or less providing a comprehensive treatment program that would be prescribed to a patient experiencing the designated clinical condition. This written component will support the formal presentation and be informed by evidence based practice and current literature.

The formal presentation will involve each group completing a 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of question time. Sections of the presentation may include but are not limited to, Introduction and Background, Goals, Evidence Based Practice (EBP), Intervention and Management, and Conclusions. All groups will be required to submit a copy of their presentation prior to the formal presentation. In addition, all groups are required to submit an abstract relating to their formal presentation.

The written component, abstract and presentation copy will be submitted in Week 7 with the presentations to be completed in Week 8. The formal presentations will be scheduled on a day outside of regular timetabled sessions.

Referencing will follow the APA format.

Assessment of the formal presentations will include both peer assessment by the other groups as well as educator assessment.

Policies and Procedures:

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

Assessment Due Date The Group Work Assessment written component will be due in Week 7 with presentations to take place in Week 8. A detailed timetable will be made available on Moodle by Week 6.
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will be provided within two weeks of the submission date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Refer to the PSIO13007 Assessment Rubric Form: Group Work.

The assessment rubric for this assessment task is based on the Australian Standards for Physiotherapy, the Accreditation Standard set by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Instrument. These quality frameworks are mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes and are intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy
Group submission

Students must submit this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Summarise the pathological processes, symptomatology, medical and pharmacological management, clinical course and prognosis for complex musculoskeletal conditions.

2. Assess complex cases involving musculoskeletal conditions, and interpret and analyse findings.

3. Develop, implement and evaluate interventions for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions, based on contemporary evidence.

4. Explain how personal, social, and environmental factors inform a physiotherapy intervention plan for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions.

5. Relate the role of the physiotherapist to that of the interdisciplinary team, family members and carers of clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions and comorbidities.

6. Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform interventions for common, but complex, musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions and pathologies.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title Hurdle
Task Description

Hurdle Requirement Information

At least 85% attendance of tutorial sessions is required for a PASS grade. This minimum attendance requirement of 85% is recommended by the Australian Physiotherapy Council for all tutorials and practical sessions. If there is a genuine reason for being absent, students need to inform the Unit Coordinator as soon as possible.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit. The monitoring of attendance will take into consideration legitimate reasons for absence, as outlined in the aforementioned CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, and these will not be counted as an absence for the purpose of this attendance requirement.

Assessment Due Date End of Term 1.
Return Date to Students End of Term 1.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The Hurdle Requirement is a PASS/FAIL formative assessment task.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A PASS grade is required in order to pass this unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Students must complete this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Summarise the pathological processes, symptomatology, medical and pharmacological management, clinical course and prognosis for complex musculoskeletal conditions.

2. Assess complex cases involving musculoskeletal conditions, and interpret and analyse findings.

3. Develop, implement and evaluate interventions for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions, based on contemporary evidence.

4. Explain how personal, social, and environmental factors inform a physiotherapy intervention plan for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions.

5. Relate the role of the physiotherapist to that of the interdisciplinary team, family members and carers of clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions and comorbidities.

6. Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform interventions for common, but complex, musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions and pathologies.

7. Integrate the use of clinical outcome measures and demonstrate critical awareness of their psychometric properties.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment (OSCE)
Task Description

Practical Assessment (OSCE) Information

The Practical Assessment (OSCE) will be based on a minimum of two (2) written clinical case scenarios (simulated patients).

Description: Based on written clinical case scenarios each student will be required to discuss and perform aspects of relevant assessment, treatment and overall management of the condition presented and complete relevant patient documentation.

Process: The assessment starts at the time designated in the detailed schedule provided at the end of Term 1. On commencement, students will be provided with the clinical case scenarios and will have up to 30 minutes to read the instructions and plan their physical examination and treatment. They will then proceed to perform the formal OSCE. This section will last for up to 40 minutes.

On completion of the formal OSCE (including modeling for the subsequent student*), students will be required to complete patient notes outlining the assessment and treatment undertaken for one of the clinical scenarios completed in the OSCE. Students will have up to 30 minutes to complete their patient notes/documentation.

*Students should be prepared to model for other examinees after completing their own assessment and students from other year groups may also act as models for the assessment as required.

All assessments will be video and audio-recorded for moderation purposes.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

Supplementary Assessments

As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grade date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy. Supplementary Assessments will be required to be completed within the two weeks following Certification of Grades.

Assessment Due Date The Practical Assessment (OSCE) will take place during the CQUniversity Examination Period. A detailed individual examination timetable will be made available on Moodle towards the end of Term 1.
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will become available with the official release of final unit grades, as determined by the CQUniversity Certification of Grades Term 1 date.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Refer to the PSIO13007 Assessment Rubric Form: Practical Assessment - OSCE.

The assessment rubric for this assessment task is based on the Australian Standards for Physiotherapy, the Accreditation Standard set by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, and The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Instrument. These quality frameworks are mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes and are intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A minimum mark of 50% in BOTH clinical case scenarios in the OSCE is required to pass the unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Students must complete this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Assess complex cases involving musculoskeletal conditions, and interpret and analyse findings.

3. Develop, implement and evaluate interventions for clients with complex musculoskeletal conditions, based on contemporary evidence.

6. Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform interventions for common, but complex, musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions and pathologies.

7. Integrate the use of clinical outcome measures and demonstrate critical awareness of their psychometric properties.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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