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Primary Practice II: Physical Rehabilitation I (CHI442)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 2
Description Focuses on collection of patient data necessary to develop and implement a physical rehabilitation program to complement or succeed the initial treatment plan for a spinal complaint. Builds on the development of competencies in performing physical examination procedures for purposes of differential diagnosis. Refines physical examination and implements functional examination skills for assessing the neuromusculoskeletal systems and also introduces procedures for examining spinal stability and strength.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratories: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This course is designed to build on previous years' training. The essential premise of this course is to develop the student's knowledge base for the progressing of a patient beyond passive treatment into the active care phase by developing stability and strength to the affected region of the body. The student will also build upon their current understanding of the various NeuroMusculo-Skeletal (NMS) assessment processes and be able to recognise the key components of dysfunction in each region of the spine. This will develop their diagnostic skills and their injury intervention and prevention skills for the NMS system.
Assessment Assignment Rehabilitation Program 25%
Develop Rehab program using all tiers of the rehab pyramid for an Injury of Lower limb or Lumbar spine of the NMS

End of Trimester Practical Exam - 30%
An OSCE type examination where you will be asked to demonstrate your practical knowledge of rehabilitation

End of Trimester Theory Exam - 45%
This examination will compromise of MCQ, true/false, short answer and essay questions to test the student on their knowledge of the theory of rehabilitation.
Prerequisites Enrolment in BSc/BChiro and successful completion of BSc (Chiropractic), or enrolment in Bachelor of Sports Science or enrolment in the BEd (Sec)/Sport Science or permission of the Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed CHI411 Primary Practice II: Physical Rehabilitation cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Stanley Innes
Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2841
e: S.Innes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.053 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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