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Unit description

Enhances the skill base in osteopathic diagnosis and technique towards mastery at the level required of entry to independent practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction and overview - visceral osteopathy
Topic 2: Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic vessel system Complex diagnosis
Topic 3: Respiratory system - common conditions and management Complex diagnosis
Topic 4: Cardiac system - common conditions and management Complex diagnosis
Topic 5: Paediatrics - common presentations and management

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
2demonstrate and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
3demonstrate safe and effective assessment and management of the paediatric patient
4demonstrate, explain and interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis - integrative neuromusculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional models
5demonstrate competency in advanced integrative osteopathic technique.

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

  1. develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
  2. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
  3. demonstrate safe and effective assessment and management of the paediatric patient
  4. demonstrate, explain and interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis - integrative neuromusculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional models
  5. demonstrate competency in advanced integrative osteopathic technique.

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Exam: practical70%
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

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