PSIO12001 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will provide students with an introduction to the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems in the lower limb, pelvis and lumbar spine for clients across the lifespan, allowing the development of an evidence based, problem solving approach to these presentations. The unit will enable students to apply effective clinical reasoning, integrate and apply both specific and generic physiotherapeutic skills that underpin patient centred assessment and management. This will include the use of electrophysical agents.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

  • PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
  • PSIO11003 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
  • ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1
  • ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2

Co-requisite:

  • 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) 20%
2. Group Work 30%
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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • 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

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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 were concerned that they were notified of a widespread issue of potential plagiarism in a previous assignment before an upcoming minor assessment component (10%). There was a concern that this affected their performance in the subsequent assessment because they were worried about whether they were implicated. Direct feedback from DDLT. Have your Say All students were advised collectively that there would be a delay in returning their assignments due to a potential issue with widespread plagiarism. The impact of the timing of this announcement on potential student performance was not fully anticipated and in the future it is recommended that any comments on academic misconduct should be left until after other assessment components are completed. All students progressing in the program will receive additional instruction on correct referencing style. Additionally, students will be further reminded to use the "Turnitin" tool before submitting written assessment components for grading to avoid any future problems with plagiarism.
A permanent staff member teaching on this course in ROK was well received and appreciated by the students as was the ability of each lecturer to spend some time on the alternate campuses during the teaching term. Have your Say Permanent staff members teaching on this course are recommended to continue as is the staff exchange across campuses during the term.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Design and conduct a client interview and explain different approaches to information gathering.
  2. Assess the lower limb, pelvis and lumbar spine for clients across the lifespan, and interpret and analyse findings.
  3. Discuss the pathological processes, the symptomatology, clinical course, medical management and expected outcomes of common presentations and pathologies.
  4. Develop a physiotherapy intervention plan, including goal setting, exercise and self-management.
  5. Explain and discuss various pain mechanisms.
  6. Practice and justify safe and effective use of electrophysical agents and equipment relevant to neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

The Learning Outcomes and Assessment tasks have been mapped against and aligned with the Australian Standards for Physiotherapy.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
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: A Handbook for Therapists 4th Edition
Author/s: Petty N Year: 2013
Edition: 4th Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Country: United Kingdom
Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries, Volume 1
Author/s: Brukner P, Clarsen B, Cook J, Cools A, Crossley K, Hutchinson M, McCrory P, Bahr R, and Khan K Year: 2016
Edition: 5th Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Clinics in Motion (http://www.clinicsinmotion.com)
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 CoordinatorLuke Heales (l.heales@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

Course introduction.

Effective and efficient history taking

Chapter 2 ‘Subjective examination' Petty (2013)

Chapter 14 'Clinical assessment: moving from rote to rigorous' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Week 2 13-03-2017

The tissue healing cycle and diagnostic triage.

POLICE

Flags.

Neurological testing

Neurological tests, Chapter 3 'Physical Examination' Petty (2013)

Chapter 17 'Treatment of sports injuries' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Examination and treatment of the hip region.

Chapter 3 ‘Physical Examination’ and Chapter 14 'Physical examination of the hip region', Petty (2013).

Chapter 31 'Hip pain' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Hurdle 1 (Video - History taking)

Week 4 27-03-2017

Examination and treatment of the knee region.

Cryotherapy (ice-massage).

Chapter 15 'Examination of the knee region', Petty (2013).

Chapter 35 'Acute knee injuries' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Chapter 36 'Anterior knee pain' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Examination and treatment of the ankle.

Chapter 16 'Examination of the foot and ankle', Petty (2013).

Chapter 41 'Acute ankle injuries' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Chapter 42 'Ankle pain' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Online Quiz 1.

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

Examination and treatment of the foot.


Chapter 16 'Examination of the foot and ankle', Petty (2013).

Chapter 43 'Foot pain' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

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Hurdle 2 (Video - Examination Lower Limb)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Electrical stimulation modalities.

Ultrasound.

Chapter 17 'Treatment of sports injuries' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Group Work Due Friday (28 Apr 17) 04:30 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Examination and treatment of the lumbar region.

Chapter 12 'Examination of the lumbar region', Petty (2013).

Chapter 29 'Low back pain' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Examination and treatment of the SIJ.

Chapter 13 'Examination of the pelvis', Petty (2013).

Chapter 30 'Buttock pain' Brukner & Khan (2016).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Clinical reasoning.

Chapter 2 ‘Subjective examination' Petty (2013)

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Online Quiz 2.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Clinical applications.

Revision of all previous readings (chapters).

Refer to Moodle for additional resources.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision.

Revision of all previous readings (chapters).

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017
Practical Assessment Due AEST

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

There are two online quizzes:

  • Quiz 1 in Week 5 (10% of unit grade) - covering content from weeks 1-4.
  • Quiz 2 in Week 10 (10% of unit grade) - covering content from weeks 1-9.

Both quizzes will consist of up to 20 questions, and will have a time limit of 40 minutes. The questions will be identical for all students but the order in which they appear will be randomly generated by a computer, so that the quizzes will appear differently for each student. Access to books, notes, websites (other than the quiz) and use of other electronic devices are prohibited during the quiz. The use of a mobile phone is not permitted for this assessment. Both of these quizzes may be scheduled outside of normal class hours.

The quizzes will consist of some or all of these categories:

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

Weighting: 20% of your final mark (10% from each online quiz).

Day/Time Quiz 1: During Week 5 and will assess content covered during Weeks 1-4.

Day/Time Quiz 2: During Week 10 and will assess content covered during Weeks 1-9.

Assessment criteria: Quiz questions will be marked to provide a raw score with students awarded an overall percentage mark.

Return to students: Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 will be marked electronically. Results will be accessible through the Moodle website.

Submission information: Submission will be online.

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 Quiz 1 in Week 5, Quiz 2 in Week 10
Return Date to Students Quiz 1 in Week 6, Quiz 2 in Week 11
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Students will be provided with their raw score and percentage (e.g. 17/20 85%).

Submission Online

Quizzes will be taken online. Students must submit this assessment item to be eligble to PASS this unit

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

3. Discuss the pathological processes, the symptomatology, clinical course, medical management and expected outcomes of common presentations and pathologies.

5. Explain and discuss various pain mechanisms.

6. Practice and justify safe and effective use of electrophysical agents and equipment relevant to neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Group Work
Task Description

Students will work in small groups and develop a written appraisal and a video demonstration of one assessment or treatment technique relevant to a chosen musculoskeletal condition of the lower limb or lower back.

The written component will be a maximum of 1,500 words including in-text referencing, tables and figures. The written component will include a background/introduction to the assessment or treatment technique, an appraisal of the current literature describing the technique, and a conclusion. Referencing must follow the APA format.

The video should demonstrate the chosen assessment or treatment technique, and include commentary explaining how to perform the technique (e.g. hand placement direction of force) and how to interpret the potential findings, both positive and negative. The video must not exceed 4 minutes.

Students will be allocated to groups by the end of week 3, and the submission is due in week 7.

Weighting: 30% of your final mark.

Format:You are required to use a standardised format.

Word Count: Maximum word count is 1500 words including in-text referencing, tables and figures.

Referencing: American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing Style

Submission Instructions: Online submission through Moodle

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 absence for the purpose of this attendance requirement.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017) 04:30 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

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

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must submit this assessment to be eligible to PASS this unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Group submission

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

1. Design and conduct a client interview and explain different approaches to information gathering.

2. Assess the lower limb, pelvis and lumbar spine for clients across the lifespan, and interpret and analyse findings.

3. Discuss the pathological processes, the symptomatology, clinical course, medical management and expected outcomes of common presentations and pathologies.

4. Develop a physiotherapy intervention plan, including goal setting, exercise and self-management.

5. Explain and discuss various pain mechanisms.

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 On-Campus Activity
Task Description

Attendance: A minimum attendance requirement of 85% for all tutorial and practical sessions is required to PASS this unit. This is recommended by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is required for accreditation purposes. The monitoring of attendance will take into consideration legitimate reasons for absence, such as those outlined in the Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (1.21, 1.23 and 1.24), and these will not be counted as absence for the purpose of this attendance requirement. To ensure their absence does not count towards the attendance requirement, students must contact the Unit Coordinator as their earliest convenience and supply all relevant paperwork (e.g. medical certificate).

There are two additional hurdle requirements for this unit. These hurdles are not compulsory to PASS this unit but provide students with an opportunity to submit their work for formative feedback. This allows students to confirm the knowledge and practice their skills.

Hurdle 1: Provides the opportunity for students to submit a short video demonstrating the undertaking of a component of the patient history examination (i.e. subjective history). Maximum of 5 minutes. Hurdle 1 due week 3.

Hurdle 2: Provides the opportunity for students to submit a video demonstrating the undertaking of one assessment or treatment technique for the lower limb. Maximum of 4 minutes. Hurdle 2 due week 6.

Assessment Due Date See above.
Return Date to Students End of Term 1.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A minimum of 85% attendance at tutorial and practical sessions is required to achieve a PASS in this unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

1. Design and conduct a client interview and explain different approaches to information gathering.

2. Assess the lower limb, pelvis and lumbar spine for clients across the lifespan, and interpret and analyse findings.

3. Discuss the pathological processes, the symptomatology, clinical course, medical management and expected outcomes of common presentations and pathologies.

4. Develop a physiotherapy intervention plan, including goal setting, exercise and self-management.

5. Explain and discuss various pain mechanisms.

6. Practice and justify safe and effective use of electrophysical agents and equipment relevant to neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

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

1. Communication



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

The Practical Assessment, commonly referred to as an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), will be based on two (2) written clinical case scenarios (simulated patients). Students will perform and discuss aspects of relevant assessment, treatment and overall management of the condition presented. Students will rotate between 2 stations with 2 different examiners. All material from Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1 is examinable (along with previous pre-requisite units e.g. Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Foundations of Physiotherapy 1 and 2). In order to pass the OSCE both scenarios must be passed (minimum 50% grade for each scenario). The OSCE will last for approximately 60 minutes (30 minutes of preparation time [reading and writing], and 15 minutes on each case). Students are required to model for the following students' exam.

Weighting: 50% of your final mark.

Location: Location will be notified towards the end of Term 1.

Day/Time: The OSCE will take place during the University Exam Period. A detailed timetable will be made available towards the end of Term 1.

Assessment Criteria/Marking: The assessment rubric is based on the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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 not 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 will take place during the exam Week. An individual assessment timetable will be published prior to the end of Term 1.
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will be available following certification of grades.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

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

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

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

1. Design and conduct a client interview and explain different approaches to information gathering.

2. Assess the lower limb, pelvis and lumbar spine for clients across the lifespan, and interpret and analyse findings.

3. Discuss the pathological processes, the symptomatology, clinical course, medical management and expected outcomes of common presentations and pathologies.

4. Develop a physiotherapy intervention plan, including goal setting, exercise and self-management.

5. Explain and discuss various pain mechanisms.

6. Practice and justify safe and effective use of electrophysical agents and equipment relevant to neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

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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