Advances the pre-clinical skills of integrative osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, consolidates the personal and professional application of health principles, and develops and applies critical appraisal skills to osteopathic health practice.
Topic 1: Practitioner development - problem solving with ethical principles
Topic 2: Osteopathic diagnosis - spinal biomechanical findings - integration of all physical and holistic findings
Topic 3: Osteopathic diagnosis - neuromusculoskeletal model
Topic 4: Osteopathic technique - high velocity technique - introduction to spine/upper limb/shoulder - integrated direct and indirect approach
Topic 5: Introduction to public and social health
Topic 6: Introduction to therapeutic exercise
Topic 7: 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||develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis - holistic/global dysfunction and biopsychosocial model of healthcare||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate and explain selected regional high velocity manipulative techniques.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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