2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
- 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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||develop an understanding of reasoning and critical reflection, especially with regards to the history and principles of osteopathic medicine||Creativity|
|2||demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of osteopathic medicine, particularly in relation to a holistic health paradigm||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|3||explain the context of osteopathic medicine in the Australian and international health sectors||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate and explain the basic concepts of osteopathic diagnosis||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective basic soft tissue skills and body handling||Knowledge of a discipline|
- DeStefano, L, 2017, Greenman's Principles of Manual Medicine, 5th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia USA.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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