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What is soft tissue injury?

Soft tissue injury is becoming a specialised field within occupational therapy, and the demand for clinicians to up-skill is increasing. This is the only course of this type in Australia.
The course aims to provide a detailed understanding of the impact upon human performance of changes in structures of muscle, tendons, and ligaments following changes in pathology. Graduates will be able to apply therapeutic intervention processes to individuals and workplace environments to enhance performance and productivity.

Who is this course for?

This is the only course of its type in Australia and is designed for health professionals with suitable professional registration.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate of Soft Tissue Injury Management will be able to:
*Apply and adapt specialised knowledge, within a systematic and coherent body of theoretical knowledge, skills and technical competencies, in soft tissue injury management, across diverse contexts
*Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, data and evidence to provide solutions to complex soft tissue injuries
*Exercise high-level and independent judgement in the design and implementation of assessment, management and evaluation plans for culturally and demographically diverse peoples
*Deliver and facilitate safe and effective collaborative patient‐centred health outcomes within a clearly defined and accepted scope of practice
*Communicate theoretical knowledge, therapy concepts, treatment options and professional decisions using high-level oral and written English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills to a variety of audiences
*Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for future professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes.

This course is available to International students via external or distance education only

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Entry requirements (Additional)

English band level 3a - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 7.0 (no component lower than 6.5), OR
*TOEFL – 577 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 5.5), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 100 (minimum writing score of 23), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 72

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Why JCU?

James Cook University provides several programs unique to Australia. We have:
*Rehabilitation Sciences which have current accreditation with their professional bodies
*teaching staff awarded the Australian Learning Teaching Councils’ National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
*cutting-edge facilities including a movement analysis laboratory, and an exercise testing and rehabilitation clinic.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

Visit the Graduate Certificate of Soft Tissue Injury page on the James Cook University website for more details!





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