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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Provides a critical and reflective introduction to the history and principles of osteopathic medicine, the osteopathic concept of diagnosis and treatment, and commences the palpatory knowledge of somatic tissues by the study of surface anatomy.

Unit content

  • Introduction to unit and program
  • Palpation introduction and critical review
  • Philosophy - concept and principles in the context of osteopathic principles
  • Soft tissue methods – general and regional
  • Introduction to Information Literacy

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Assessment
Exam: closed book35%
Exam: practical30%
Essay15%
Exam: practical20%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Assessment
Exam: closed book35%
Exam: practical30%
Essay15%
Exam: practical20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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