Advances the students’ understanding of osteopathic philosophy in diagnosis and treatment, and introduces the concept of reflective practice and current evidence of the mechanisms of pain production. Building on the skills and understanding gained in Osteopathic I, students will develop critical reflection and evidence-based musculoskeletal diagnosis and management of different regions of the body.
Introduction to general musculoskeletal examination including gait
Spinal inter-segmental examination
Bio-psycho-social mechanisms of pain production
Chronic pain syndromes including central sensitization
Principles and practice of exercise therapy
Muscle energy technique - evidence and clinical application
Diagnosis and treatment protocol of shoulder and upper limb
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
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically discuss how osteopathic principles and evidence-based practice are integrated in diagnosis and treatment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||reflect upon and demonstrate safe and competent patient handling and interactive skills||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate and explain osteopathic diagnosis, ranges of motion and barriers||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate and explain Muscle Energy Technique (MET)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||identify and describe the key misconceptions related to the cause and experience of pain ||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||identify and critically reflect upon skills and behaviour required to be a reflective practitioner.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2015, Atlas of Osteopathic Technique, 3rd edn, Lippincott, Philadelphia. ISBN: 13: 978-0-7817-6371-4.