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July - Dual-Delivery
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This blended subject delivered online and face-to-face provides the opportunity for students to further advance their knowledge and clinical competency in the area of women's and pelvic health physiotherapy. It exposes students to advanced theoretical knowledge and skills required of physiotherapists working as primary contact practitioners in women's and pelvic health clinical practice, with the focus on musculoskeletal disorders.
This subject covers theory and management of musculoskeletal conditions affecting people throughout the lifespan.
Students will study musculoskeletal conditions in;
and choose 2 of 3 modules from;
· Breast oncology and lactation
· Menopause and older adults
· Musculoskeletal conditions affecting athletes
Sound clinical assessment with a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis and effective evidence-based physiotherapy management will be covered.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Examine the role and responsibilities of physiotherapists as primary contact practitioners and health advocates in the field of women's and pelvic health.
- Integrate and apply knowledge of the musculoskeletal conditions that present specifically in pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and in the breast and pelvic girdle region.
- Integrate knowledge of biomechanical, physiological, psychological & social sciences in formulating differential diagnoses for relevant musculoskeletal conditions.
- Design and execute an appropriate musculoskeletal examination of clients, incorporating specific knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, gender, and cultural issues that present at various life-stages.
- Select and apply evidence-based physiotherapy interventions, specific to the client's clinical presentation and their stated goals.
- Explain and justify referral for appropriate diagnostic procedures, and to other relevant health care providers, when required.
- Adapt information of clinical assessment findings, the health record and research evidence to the client's health literacy and their clinical presentation.
On completion of the subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
- a capacity for self-directed learning and the motivation for life-long independent learning.
- well-developed problem solving abilities, with flexibility of approach.
- an advanced level of oral and written communication at the graduate level.
- the ability to understand and articulate complex situations.
- an appreciation of the team approach to learning in complex areas.
- an advanced understanding of professional responsibility and ethical principles in relation to individuals and community.
Last updated: 24 January 2023