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LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 20 hours (Across the session)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Exam: practical20%
Quiz15%
Exam: practical50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.