Advances comprehension of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, and the concept of evidence based practice and introduces exercise rehabilitation. Building on the skills and understanding gained in Osteopathic Studies I & II students will develop more advanced musculoskeletal diagnosis and management of different regions of the body.
- Evidence-based orthopaedic evaluation of pelvis, hip and lower limb
- Critique evidence for osteopathic diagnosis of the pelvis
- Muscle energy technique for treatment of pelvis and lower limb
- Evidence-based neurological evaluation of lower limb
- Neurophysiology and evidence-based management of chronic pain states
- Contraindications to the use of osteopathic techniques
- Ethical practice and critical reflection
- Introduction to exercise and rehabilitation protocols for pelvis and lower 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 are integrated in diagnosis and treatment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate and reflect upon safe and competent patient handling skills||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 and soft tissue/myofascial integration techniques.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate and explain exercise prescription for rehabilitation of the pelvis and lower limb||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2012, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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