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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  • 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 - evidence and clinical application
  • Diagnosis and treatment protocol of shoulder and upper limb

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 2

  • Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2015, Atlas of Osteopathic Technique, 3rd edn, Lippincott, Philadelphia. ISBN: 13: 978-0-7817-6371-4.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 5 hours (Across Session)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: practical35%
Community/Professional PlacementSR

Lismore

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 5 hours (Across Session)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: practical35%
Community/Professional PlacementSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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