ST7033 - Manual Therapy for Spinal Joints (2019/20)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2019/20|
|Module title||Manual Therapy for Spinal Joints|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||20|
|School||School of Human Sciences|
|Total study hours||200|
|Running in 2019/20||
This module focuses on the students' understanding, knowledge and ability to apply safe and effective mobilisations for spinal dysfunction. The module develops clinical reasoning skills for the use of mobilisations in treating sports and exercise injuries using evidence based research.
Prior learning requirements
This module aims to provide the student with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical expertise to apply safe and effective manual therapy mobilisation techniques for spinal dysfunction. The student will critically evaluate the current research base for the use of mobilisations of the spine within a Sports Therapy context.
1. Manual therapy techniques, assessment, and anatomical & biomechanical analysis for: Cervical; Thoracic; Lumbar; and Sacroiliac spine anatomical regions.
2. Spinal health and posture related dysfunction.
Learning and teaching
The delivery of the module will be via practical sessions with supporting seminars where students learn theory and practice of safe clinical application of mobilisation techniques and independent, directed learning.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Identify and apply appropriate manual therapy mobilisation techniques to effectively treat musculoskeletal dysfunction of the spine and trunk.
2. Demonstrate systematic and critical analysis of contemporary literature for the use of manual therapy mobilisations in spinal dysfunction.
3. Critically appraise current investigative diagnostic techniques of the spine.
4. Effectively apply biomechanical and anatomical knowledge to develop appropriate treatment modalities.
Assessment instruments comprise:
a) a draft literature review (c.1000 words) (0%) of current research literature in manual therapy to be reviewed by a peer.
b) formative review of a peer's draft literature review (c. 500 words) (10%) with feedback to the original author (LOs 2). This commentary is assessed by the tutor.
c) a final literature review (c. 2000 words) (LOs 2& 3) (40%)
d) A 35 minute practical viva examination (50%) will assess the student’s ability to select, justify, and apply safe and effective vertebral mobilisations (LOs 1 & 4)
A mark of at least 50% must be obtained in all assessment components to satisfy professional body requirements.
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