Pathology 1 – Musculoskeletal Injuries

In by Brad Tipper

CBP Part3
Pathology 1 – Musculoskeletal Injuries

The pathology sector of CBP covers the theory of Pathology (pathophysiology) to an introductory level as it pertains to the kinesiologist. The Pathology competencies are divided into three units referred to as Pathology 1, 2 and 3. They will give students the knowledge of pathological conditions and the role of mainstream medical assessment and management of injuries and conditions as well as the ability to analyse theoretical information regarding physiological processes in health, injury and disease.

The knowledge and skills gained by completion of Pathology 1 will enable the student to:

  • describe the mechanisms of injury
  • identify the injuries that can occur to the musculoskeletal system
  • describe the process of healing of an injury
  • describe the repair of injuries
  • discuss the therapeutic sequence of injury assessment and management
  • describe the process of diagnosis of the injury by an appropriately trained practitioner
  • describe the rationale of diagnostic investigations and imaging to aid diagnosis
  • discuss the concepts of common treatment modalities for injuries
  • identify common pharmacological treatments by appropriately trained practitioners
  • describe electro-therapy in the treatment of injuries by appropriately qualified practitioners.
  • describe the use of non-specialist modalities in the treatment of injuries
  • describe the process of rehabilitation of the injury by an appropriately trained practitioner
  • discuss the role of prevention of further injury to the injured person
  • identify signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment approaches to common injuries — of the head, face and neck regions — of the thoracic, shoulder girdle and shoulder joint regions — of the arm, forearm and hand regions — of the lumbar, abdominal and pelvic regions — of the knee region — of the leg and foot regions

Each Pathology manual requires students to complete a number of activities in order to integrate their learning. These include questions based on the elements covered in each unit of the manual, which are in each workbook. Students are required to complete successfully the three Pathology workbooks and the CBP online final exam, in order to be deemed competent in the Pathology requirements of the CBP module.

Pre-requisites: CBP-Part2 – Biochemistry