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PSIO2026 Clinical Management 2 (Neuromusculoskeletal & Special Client Groups)

Module Overview

Advanced clinical reasoning is essential in the examination and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal system and conditions affecting the Special Client Groups. It allows for more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment, as well as improved patient safety. The Neuromusculoskeletal component of this module will focus on methods designed to develop appropriately elevated levels of clinical reasoning and so increase and enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of the student practitioner.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To further develop knowledge and clinical skills in the biopsychosocial assessment and physiotherapy management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and conditions affecting the Special Client Groups. The module will build on the key skills developed at level 4.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and modify the bio-psychosocial assessment of patients with conditions affecting both the Neuro-musculoskeletal system and those of Special Client groups appropriate to the presentation and needs of the patient.
  • Identify and develop appropriate management plans in partnership with patients presenting with conditions affecting the Neuromusculoskeletal system and those of Special Client Groups that consider their physical and psychosocial needs.
  • Demonstrate the application and modification of clinical management skills appropriate to the presentation and needs of the patient with both Neuromusculoskeletal conditions and those affecting the Special Client Groups.
  • Produce accurate clinical records of the assessment and management of patients presenting with conditions affecting the Neuromusculoskeletal system and Special Client Groups, incorporating validated outcome tools where appropriate
  • Demonstrate the ability, and techniques, for collection of accurate, reliable and valid data that is clinically relevant to the module.
  • Analyse, synthesise and interpret the collected data and information and explain the clinical relevance and how it contributes to the available evidence base.

Syllabus

• The application of a biopsychosocial model to more complex Neuromusculoskeletal and Special Client Group presentations. • The selection and application of advanced assessment techniques to more complex Neuromusculoskeletal and Special Client Group presentations. • The selection and application of a range of physiotherapeutic, manual therapy and rehabilitation treatments and management strategies based on best evidence. • Modification of both assessment and management procedures, adapting to the presentation of the patient • Simple data collection and analysis of physical parameters appropriate to patients presenting with Neuromusculoskeletal conditions • The selection of appropriate outcome measures relating to impairment, disability and participation evident in both Neuromusculoskeletal and Special Client Group presentations. • Accurate recording of both assessment and physiotherapy treatment

Special Features

The module will consider both the developmental and ageing processes from various perspectives and highlight the importance of these for physiotherapy practice. It will focus on the issues of pathology, impairment, ability and participation that are of particular relevance to these client groups.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This module will incorporate a number of different teaching and learning methods, embedding a number of learning resources in order to facilitate and support student learning. A mixture of key note lectures, taught and facilitated practical skill sessions and group work will be used, supported by a wide range of video resources, simulated case studies and case scenarios. There will be an emphasis on independent but directed study which will require significant student collaboration.

TypeHours
Practical classes and workshops27
Completion of assessment task26
Revision27
Lecture32
Wider reading or practice37.5
Preparation for scheduled sessions40
Total study time189.5

Resources & Reading list

Sarhmann, S (2001). Diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes. 

Sarhmann, S (2010). Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the extremities, cervical and thoracic spines. 

Petty, N. Moore, A. (2013). Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment. A Handbook for Therapists. 

Shacklock M (2005). Clinical neurodynamics: a new system of neuromusculoskeletal treatment. 

Gifford, L. Topical Issues in Pain 1-5. 

Hengeveld and Banks (2013). Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation: management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders – Volume 2. 

Journals. • Age and Ageing • BMJ • Clinical orthopaedics • Journal of Gerontology • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery • Pain • Spine

Pickles, B., Compton, A., Cott, C., Simpson, J.M. and Tony, A. (1995). Physiotherapy with Older People. 

Shephard, R.B. (1995). Physiotherapy in Paediatrics. 

Shephard R (2013). Cerebral palsy in infancy: targeted activity to optimize early growth and development. 

Lord, S.R, Sherrington, C and Menz, H.B. (2007). Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention. 

Petty, N. Moore, A. (2011). Principles of Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment and management: A Handbook for Therapists. 

Hengeveld and Banks (2014). Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation: management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders – Volume 1. 

Anatomy TV: Interactive anatomy [online subscription resource.

O’Neill M., McEvoy M, Nicholson A., (2014). Diagnosing and treating Common problems in paediatrics: the essential evidence-based study guide.. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Case study report  (2000 words) 50%
Objective Structured Clinical Examination 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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