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Unit description

Enhances the student’s skill and knowledge base in osteopathic diagnosis and technique towards a level required for independent osteopathic practice. This includes critical analysis, management of presentations in the immunological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, obstetrics and genitourinary systems and advanced master classes. 

Unit content

Concepts of advanced osteopathic practice as applied to:

  • The Lymphatic System
  • The autonomic nervous system
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Gastrointestinal System
  • The  Genitourinary  System
  • The  Obstetrics patient
  • The  Gynaecological system

Master Classes in osteopathic management of complex patients.

 

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1evaluate advanced clinical understanding of the structure and function of the viscera and autonomic nervous system. Knowledge of a discipline
2develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care conceptKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective visceral techniquesKnowledge of a discipline
4interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis, including integrating neuro-musculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional modelsKnowledge of a discipline
5integrate advanced integrative osteopathic techniques Knowledge of a discipline
6formulate advanced clinical reasoning in the osteopathic management of patient presentations in the obstetrical, gynaecological, genitourinary and gastrointestinal systemsKnowledge of a discipline
7demonstrate professional skills in readiness for independent practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. evaluate advanced clinical understanding of the structure and function of the viscera and autonomic nervous system.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective visceral techniques
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis, including integrating neuro-musculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional models
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. integrate advanced integrative osteopathic techniques
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. formulate advanced clinical reasoning in the osteopathic management of patient presentations in the obstetrical, gynaecological, genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. demonstrate professional skills in readiness for independent practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online mini quiz20%
Logbook critical reflection20%
Exam: practical60%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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