Advances the students’ understanding of osteopathic 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
- Evidence-based practice
- Principles and practice of exercise therapy
- Reflective practice
- Muscle energy technique
- Diagnosis and treatment protocol for 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
|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.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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