About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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Sonya Jean Moore
Intended learning outcomes
Theory and Practice
- Incorporate knowledge of muscle and exercise physiology and pathophysiology of common conditions in designing, implementing and evaluating effective rehabilitation programs for athletes across the lifespan (adolescent to senior) with different abilities.
- Fluently and accurately discuss and debate key theoretical concepts in contemporary rehabilitation practices using the language of rehabilitation science
- Critically discuss principles and frameworks of professional and ethical practice in the sports health and exercise environment; integrating interdisciplinary practice models within own professional and ethical practice frameworks
- Critically utilise technical and communication skills to integrate contemporary theory in the design, evaluation, implementation and analyses about developments that contribute to advancement of practice in diverse sports, and rehabilitation contexts
Evidence and Innovation
- Design evidence informed rehabilitation programs for complex cases in local, national and global contexts
- Identify, critically appraise and interpret current research knowledge evaluating rehabilitation and sports practice
- Effectively measure both the health status of individuals and groups as well as monitor and measure the outcomes of rehabilitation strategies.
- Design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to advancement of practice in the rehabilitation of athletes; emphasising evidence-based practice and critical discussion relating to incorporating innovations into practice
Professional Practice in Context
- Critically integrate evidence in the provision of advice and promotion of safe physical activity participation and exercise in different sporting contexts
- Safely and effectively apply evidence informed rehabilitation practices in selected practice contexts, responding to physical, social and cultural factors that influence the individual athlete and likely outcomes of rehabilitation
- Justify clinical decision making for a range of clinical cases in diverse rehabilitation contexts based on literature and practice priorities
- Implement all elements of best practice in rehabilitation, including respectful communication with clients for shared decision making to achieve rehabilitation goals
- Design and execute a substantial professional project or research-based project as part of a capstone experience
- Demonstrate academic writing, oral and creative skills to present information to both specialists and non-specialists in academic forums clinical contexts.
- Demonstrate inter-professional learning and collaboration to effectively produce resources that can be used in a range of rehabilitation settings
- Produce assessment outcomes with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
- Reflect on their personal skills, values, biases and limitations and identify learning opportunities to build on their knowledge and skills to promote best practice.
- Recognise the influence of the social and culture determinants of health and how these influence individual's choices and health behaviours and act consistently to promote a shared decision making model of practice.
- Demonstrate effective team work through participation in group projects, active contributions to online discussions and the provision of feedback to their peers
- Demonstrate understanding, application and monitoring of the processes of critical reasoning and the need to develop strategies for expert reasoning
- Critically evaluating their practice in relation to new information, promoting the appropriate application of new knowledge and innovations in multidisciplinary practice and decision-making processes
- Communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and all involved parties in case management
- Plan and manage independent learning and develop sustainable strategies for lifelong learning and reflective practice
- Australian students will further demonstrate a deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values and recognise the need to design rehabilitation to meet the needs of Indigenous communities in a culturally sensitive and safe manner.
Last updated: 29 January 2022