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EHR520 Pathomechanics & Exercise Prescription (8)

Abstract

Chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are highly prevalent in Australia and place a substantial burden on individuals and communities through the need for health care services, disruption to daily life, and lost productivity. This subject will develop students' ability to apply evidence-based exercise rehabilitation strategies in clients with a range of musculoskeletal diagnoses and movement impairments. Students will acquire knowledge of functional anatomy and musculoskeletal pathophysiology and develop practical skills in physical examination and clinical movement assessment, which will provide data to guide initial exercise prescriptions and evaluate client progress. Students will also develop an awareness of the psychosocial issues associated with chronic musculoskeletal and movement impairments and use this knowledge to support clients and provide effective communication. The subject will be delivered through online lectures, interactive case study tutorials, and guided independent readings.  A Residential School will provide students with an opportunity to develop practical skills where a practice-based education framework will be used in preparation for professional roles.  After completing this subject, students will be able to conduct effective initial consultations to evaluate client needs, assess functional movement capabilities, and design and deliver safe and effective movement interventions to improve health and functional outcomes for musculoskeletal clients.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
Online*Bathurst Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR520
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology students or as approved by the Course Director.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the role of the Exercise Physiologist and other allied health professions in the treatment and management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries;
  • be able to demonstrate awareness of the psychosocial issues associated with chronic musculoskeletal impairments and the application of a bio-psycho-social approach to the client treatment;
  • be able to perform effective initial consultations and exercise pre-screening to evaluate client needs, determine risk stratification, and identify exercise contraindications;
  • be able to describe medications and surgical treatments used to manage musculoskeletal conditions and recognise implications for exercise prescription;
  • be able to demonstrate capacity to assess client movement capabilities and use the information obtained to guide the development of safe and effective exercise rehabilitation programs;
  • be able to demonstrate capacity to communicate effectively with other health professionals regarding client treatments plans and health and functional outcomes.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Allied health roles in chronic musculoskeletal conditions;
  • Pre-screening, client safety, and ethical obligations;
  • Pain theory and implementing a bio-psycho-social approach to treatment;
  • Psychosocial aspects of chronic musculoskeletal impairment;
  • Neurological assessment in musculoskeletal rehabilitation;
  • Initial consultations and evaluating client needs;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of cervical spine impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of shoulder impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of lumbar spine impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of hip impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of knee impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of ankle impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of pelvic floor impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of arthritis impairments;
  • Functional anatomy and rehabilitation of osteoporosis impairments;
  • Falls risk assessment and prevention.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 3 day residential school. Distance Education students are required to attend a three (3) day COMPULSORY Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period.  This Residential School is necessary in order to develop practical skills to comply with accreditation requirements.

Specialised Resources

Distance Education students are required to attend a Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period to access laboratory facilities. This will require students to arrange and finance their own travel and accommodation.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.