SSEH5651 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
This unit examines the role of exercise during the rehabilitation of individuals who have problems with their musculoskeletal systems from either injury, disease or degeneration, or who have undergone surgery. The unit examines the functional anatomy of the spine and the major joints of the body, integrating this with pathology, dysfunction and rehabilitation.
Students are able to (1) describe common pathoanatomy and pathomechanics for common injuries and pathologies of the spine and major joints of the body; (2) discuss common medical and rehabilitation management for common injuries and pathologies of the spine and major joints of the body; and (3) demonstrate assessment procedures for major muscle groups related to common injuries and pathologies of the spine and major joints of the body.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a theory examination; (2) an assignment; and (3) an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jay Ebert
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520). This unit is available, with the permission of the Unit Coordinator/Head of School, to students in the honours or postgraduate courses within the School of Human Sciences and/or have a background in the cognate area
Advisable prior study:
SSEH4489 Advanced Exercise Rehabilitation
Contact hours
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.

Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).

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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.