Deepens the skills of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment to a clinical practice level, and applies the theoretical understanding of ethical and patient centred issues into problem solving in clinical setting.
Topic 1: Osteopathic diagnosis – spinal biomechanical findings – integration of clinical findings
Topic 2: Osteopathic diagnosis – neuromusculoskeletal model
Topic 3: Osteopathic technique – high velocity technique – introductory techniques for the spine, pelvis and lower limbs
Topic 4: Introduction to critical appraisal and clinical reasoning
Topic 5: Clinical practicum – observation in osteopathic clinics
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||analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care||Intellectual rigour|
|2||develop and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||analyse and interpret relevant information to support clinical reasoning for advanced osteopathic diagnosis (integrative neuromusculoskeletal)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in selected regions of the musculoskeletal system and demonstrate their use.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2008, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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