module specification

ST7051 - Manual Therapy for Peripheral and Spinal Joints (2018/19)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2018/19
Module title Manual Therapy for Peripheral and Spinal Joints
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 20
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 200
 
8 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
140 hours Guided independent study
52 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Practical Examination 30%   Peripheral manual therapy assessment
Coursework 30%   Treatment effects review
Practical Examination 40%   Spinal manual therapy assessment
Running in 2018/19
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Autumn semester North Thursday Morning

Module summary

This module is intended to develop clinical reasoning for applying manual therapy mobilisation techniques to the peripheral and spinal joints. This module will develop a critical approach to technique selection for treating dysfunctional joints via analysis of contemporary research.

Syllabus

Anatomical and biomechanical analysis of the peripheral and spinal joints.  LO 1, 3

Manual therapy – techniques, philosophies, contraindications, indications, effects and uses in sport and exercise.  LO 1, 2, 3, 4

Clinical examination and assessment techniques of the spine – theory, practice and evidence base  LO 5

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Students will be provided with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the subject material through teacher-led activities in the form of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. The school utilises an on-line anatomy site (Visible Body) that has interactive learning to encourage home study. There is also a library of online videos available to the student’s which demonstrates practical skills and can be accessed remotely via utilisation of the students university log-in details. Students ability to seek, handle and interpret information will be encouraged through directed reading. Students will work in groups on aspects of practical application and as individuals. Study responsibilities are articulated in the Student Charter which is available via the University web site.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically appraise the role of manual therapy techniques in the treatment of joint dysfunction by analysis of evidence based research.
2. Identify and apply appropriate manual therapy techniques via analytical and clinical reasoning processes.
3. Develop anatomical and biomechanical knowledge of the peripheral and spinal joints.
4. Discuss the implications of manual therapy treatment based on case analysis.
5. Critically appraise and perform diagnostic techniques of the spine.

Assessment strategy

Students will need to demonstrate their practical skills and critical analysis of information via the two practical assessments containing viva elements. The first practical assessment will assess applied anatomical knowledge, SIN analysis, clinical reasoning, consideration of significant information from case analysis and peripheral limb manual therapy skills (30%). The second practical assessment will assess the application of spinal manual therapy skills, performance of a spinal special test, applied anatomical knowledge, SIN analysis, significant information from case analysis and clinical reasoning (40%). The written component will assess the students’ skills in critical evaluation of contemporary research in the realms of the effects of manual therapy (30%).

This module is PASS ALL COMPONENTS due to the clinical and theorectical competencies outlined by The Society of Sports Therapists to enable application for licence to practice.

Bibliography

Textbooks:

Field, D. (2013) Anatomy: palpation and surface markings (5th edition). Butterworth Heinemann

Hengeveld, E. and Banks, K. (2013) Maitlands Peripheral Manipulation (5th edition). Elsevier

Hengeveld, E., Banks, K. and English, K. (2014) Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation (8th edition). Elsevier

Mulligan, B. (2010) Manual Therapy “NAGS”, ”SNAGS”, “MWMS” etc. Plane View Services Ltd

Nordin, M. and Frankel, V. (2012) Basic Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system (4th edition). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Palastanga, N., Field, D. & Soames, R. (2012) Anatomy & Human Movement: Structure and Function (6th edition). Butterworth Heinemann

Petty, N. and Moore, A. (2011) Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists (4th edition). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier

Journals:

American Journal of Sports Medicine

British Journal of Sports Medicine

Clinics in Sports Medicine

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

Journal of Applied Biomechanics

Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Sports Medicine

Websites:

Visible Body

Electronic Databases:

PubMed

SPORT Discus

Science Direct