Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  • 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
  • Osteopathic technique:
    • Functional methods
    • Osteopathy in the cranial field
    • Balanced ligamentous tension
    • Combined indirect techniques - advanced integrative osteopathic technique

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)
Assessment
Report20%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: practical60%
Notice

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