MJRP-MNPTM v.2 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Major (M ClinPhys)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major promotes an advanced standard of musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice through biomedical sciences knowledge, clinical and research skills development, and a broad appreciation of the concepts of evidence-based practice. In recent years a code of practice has been developed which considers the scope, limitations, evidence base and research prospects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy as it relates to community health care. The development of confidence and professionalism in clinical practice is also promoted. This is achieved primarily through the development of advanced patient examination and treatment skills, advanced clinical communication skills and prescription of appropriate patient management. This major within the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy focuses on the integration of evidence-based practice and contemporary methods of clinical practice. It is designed to develop advanced knowledge, skill and clinical competencies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice.
Graduates who are registered with the Physiotherapists Registration Board of Western Australia can apply to have this qualification listed. The award of Master of Clinical Physiotherapy ( Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) qualifies graduates for level two membership of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA), which is a special interest group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. The MPA is a member of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. Titled membership of MPA provides the first stage towards Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapy and recognition as a Specialist Physiotherapist.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of specialised physiotherapy services at an advanced level in diverse and changing settings
2. Critically analyse information at an advanced level to plan, implement and evaluate specialised physiotherapy practice
3. locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information from a range of resources and apply to advanced practice
4. use appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills to effectively provide physiotherapy management at an advance level to individuals and groups
5. use new and existing technologies relevant to advanced physiotherapy practice responsibly and effectively
6. understand and implement varied learning strategies, and take responsibility for ongoing professional and personal development
7. understand and apply ways of practicing specialised physiotherapy internationally through continued development of cross-cultural awareness within a global health care perspective
8. demonstrate respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
9. independently and collaboratively apply specialized professional skills in an ethical manner across a range of professional settings
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|PHTY7004||v.2||Advanced Evidence Based Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy||4.0||25.0|
|PHTY7006||v.1||Advanced Physiotherapy Clinics 1||6.0||12.5|
|PHTY6009||v.1||Physiotherapy Project Proposal||2.0||12.5|
|PHTY7005||v.1||Advanced Musculoskeletal Science Assessment||9.0||25.0|
|PHTY6011||v.1||Advanced Anatomy and Pathology||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|PHTY7007||v.1||Advanced Physiotherapy Clinics 2||6.0||25.0|
|PHTY6010||v.1||Physiotherapy Project Report||2.0||25.0|
|PHTY7008||v.1||Advanced Musculoskeletal Science Management||6.0||25.0|
|GMED6006||v.1||Advanced Management of Pain Disorders||3.0||25.0|
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