Pathophysiology of Injury and Disease

To undertake the rehabilitation process it is critical that students understand what may go wrong at molecular, cellular and tissue level. This module develops the links between the phases of repair and the optimum stage for different types of passive and dynamic rehabilitation to maximise recovery through timely intervention. Tendon and ligament injuries, muscle injury and disease, bone fractures and diseases and neurological diseases/injuries will also be addressed in this module. The physiological basis of pain mechanisms and dealing with pain through the use of analgesics will also be investigated.