SSEH3389 Exercise Rehabilitation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is designed to give students a sound knowledge of causative mechanisms of sporting injuries and those commonly encountered in industry. The ability to prepare and implement rehabilitation programs beyond primary care for these injuries is also an outcome of the unit.
Students are able to (1) understand the aetiology of common musculoskeletal injuries; (2) understand the process of advising and correctly treating acute musculoskeletal injuries; (3) understand the process of planning and implementing exercise programs for the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries; and (4) demonstrate the sequence of steps for successful injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) practical examination and (2) theory examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Bonnie Furzer
Unit rules
any anatomy
human biology unit;
enrolment in Exercise and Health major
Sport Science major
Advisable prior study:
a human anatomy unit
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week

Brukner, P. and Khan, K. Clinical Sports Medicine, 4th edn: McGraw-Hill 2012

Course laboratory available on the LMS (Learning Management System).

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