1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1a Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1b Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1c Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1d Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1e Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1f Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1g Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1h Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1i Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
2 MMED2931 - Human Physiology
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i) and 2)
Assumed knowledge
Knowledge gained in previous topics in BHS
Examination (mid semester (40%): End of semester Exam (60%); Participation in and contribution to weekly tutorials / online discussion forums will be required to pass (non graded pass /fail).

Students are expected to attend all sessions and an 85% attendance rate will be required to pass
Topic description
In this topic students will gain an understanding of movement and function in healthy humans, including coordination of posture, balance and gait. The effect of injury and pain on posture and function will be introduced. The process of injury and healing, and acute and chronic pain states will be examined in a biopsychosocial context, in particular as related to exercise adherence.
Educational aims
The topic aims to further develop students understanding of tissue healing, pain, motor control and function with a view towards application in future clinical physiotherapy practice.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following domains sufficient future clinical physiotherapy practice.

  • Tissue injury, healing and repair - physiology and functional implications

  • Pain - neurophysiology and functional implications

  • Application of the biopsychosoical model in the assessment of pain and function

  • Motor control - neurophysiology and functional implications

  • Normal movement - control of posture, balance and gait.