The learning for this unit of study focuses on exercise assessments and interventions for musculoskeletal conditions; this being a core knowledge and skills category requirement for graduates seeking professional accreditation with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). This unit of study will cover a range of topics relating to acute, sub-acute, and chronic musculoskeletal conditions in practice. The theory component of this unit will cover the pathophysiology and presentation of a wide range of conditions throughout the musculoskeletal system. The practical component will cover a range of assessment procedures, including tests relating to posture and gait assessment; palpation & surface anatomy; manual muscle testing, goniometry; passive/resisted muscle testing and special tests.
|1.||Investigate, interpret, and critically reflect on knowledge of a broad range of acute, sub-acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and stages of rehabilitation;|
|2.||Critically review research relating to a range of assessment procedures and techniques to allow for competent assessment of acute, sub-acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions;|
|3.||Integrate theoretical knowledge into the implementation of practical skills in order to safely prescribe effective exercise programs for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions, and their complex care needs;|
|4.||Critically evaluate evidence relating to assessment results for acute, sub-acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions; and|
|5.||Implement and exemplify the high standards of ethical and professional practice required in client management.|
|Portfolio||Case studies constituting a portfolio (Case Study 1 - Week 1 - 15%)||30%|
|Assignment||Written report of musculoskeletal rehabilitation for a target condition||30%|
|Examination||Practical examination (hurdle)||40%|
Principles of Athletic Training: A Guide to Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 16th edn.
Prentice, WE, 2017
Rehabilitation Techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training 6th edn.
Prentice, WE, 2015,
Slack Incorporated, USA.
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