Further integrates the osteopathic principles into the diagnostic and management processes by the teaching of advanced skills and techniques for all regions of the body, particularly in aged care, rehabilitation and chronic pain cases. Building on the understanding and competencies gained in Osteopathic Studies I-VII students will further develop osteopathic diagnostic and treatment technique skills, and further develop their critical appraisal of traditional techniques in the context of evidence-informed practice. These skills will be utilised in the development of a patient management plan, including treatment and exercise prescription.
- Osteopathic principles in practice
- Advanced pain management
- Psychology in osteopathic practice
- Stress management techniques
- Aged care - common conditions and management
- Exercise intervention in an osteopathic context
- Rehabilitation strategies in common conditions
- Advanced osteopathic diagnosis - integration of all physical and holistic findings
- Development of critical appraisal skills
- Functional methods
- Osteopathy in the cranial field
- Balanced ligamentous tension
- Combined indirect techniques - advanced integrative osteopathic technique
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 the osteopathic health care concept||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||Create and perform safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in osteopathic diagnosis utilising an integrative neuromusculoskeletal approach||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||Demonstrate competency in advanced integrative osteopathic technique||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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