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Primary Practice V: Physical Rehabilitation II (CHI445)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 2
Description Refines physical examination and implements functional examination skills for assessing the musculoskeletal systems and rehabilitation procedures.
Unit Learning Outcomes A graduate of this program will be able to:
1. Assess a person with an upper or lower limb complaint and design an appropriate intervention which is in accord with the biopsychosocial model
2. Assess a person for an active rehabilitation program which assists in transitioning them toward self-management through the acute, subacute and chronic phases
3. Assess a person with an extremity injury and recognise the contra-indications, red flags, psychosocial factors and the contributing mechanical factors and incorporate these into their rehabilitation programs
4. Assess a person with a non-vertebral injury and draw on a number of conceptual approaches such as motor control, strength, and general re-activation to move the patient from passive to active care
5. Assess a patient with a vertebral / non-vertebral injury and be able to safely and competently recommend appropriate 'over the counter' medication
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratories: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The essential premise of this course is to develop the student's knowledge base and acquisition skills 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 Neuro-musculo-skeletal (NMS) assessment processes and be able to recognize the key components of dysfunction in each body region. This will develop their diagnostic skills, intervention planning and monitoring and prevention skills for the NMS system.
Assessment Assignment Rehabilitation Program 30%
Develop Rehab handout program for a non-spinal injury of the NMS

End of Trimester Practical Exam - 25%
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 comprise of MCQ, true/false, short answer and essay questions to test the student on their knowledge of the theory of rehabilitation.
Prerequisites Enrolment in BSportsSc, BEd(Secondary)/BSportsSc or enrolment in BSc/BChiro with successful completion of CHI442 Primary Practice II: Physical Rehabilitation I.
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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