2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Advances the clinical skills of integrative osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, consolidates the personal and professional application of health principles, develops skills for working collaboratively and further develops and applies critical appraisal skills to osteopathic health practice. Students develop skills in high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb.
- Practitioner development - problem solving with ethical principles, interprofessional collaboration
- Osteopathic diagnosis - integration of screening procedures and spinal biomechanical findings including physical and holistic findings using the neuromusculoskeletal model
- Osteopathic technique - high velocity technique - introduction to thoracic and cervical spine/upper limb/shoulder - integrated direct and indirect approach
- Introduction to critical appraisal
- Rehabilitation strategies for chronic pain presentations – clinical guidelines
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||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate and reflect upon an advanced level of contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis including holistic/global dysfunction and the biopsychosocial model of healthcare||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2008, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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