Further advances the students' osteopathic diagnosis and technique abilities, and prepares students for the clinical training in personal and professional skill development.
Topic 1: Osteopathic diagnosis - range of motion of tissues with barrier/ease considerations related to the anatomical relationships of one region of the body to others.
Topic 2: Musculoskeletal evaluation of the patient - including history, motion, palpation, posture, neurological and orthopaedic evaluation
Topic 3: Technique integration - indirect , direct and combined
Topic 4: Functional methods, principles and application
Topic 5: Contraindications to the use of osteopathic techniques
Topic 6: Ethical practice and critical reflection
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||explain how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatment||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||critically analyse and discuss health practice issues - ethics, professionalism, patient interview and therapeutic relationship||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|3||reflect upon and demonstrate safe and competent preclinical patient handling and interactive skills||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||explain and demonstrate osteopathic diagnostic criteria - asymmetry, range of motion - including barrier concepts, tissue environment, and tissue tenderness||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate and explain indirect and direct osteopathic techniques including clinical reasoning/rationale for technique selection||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||demonstrate a sound knowledge of anatomy, related to areas of the body.||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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