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Unit description

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

Unit content

Topic 1: Master classes in advanced osteopathic diagnosis and treatment
Topic 2: Gastrointestinal system – common conditions and management Integrated diagnosis – neuromusculoskeletal/behavioural/energy expenditure/nutritional\Multi-system presentations
Topic 3: Genitourinary system – common conditions and management Complex diagnosis – multi-system presentations
Topic 4: Obstetrics – diagnosis and management in obstetrics and gynaecology

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
1Develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept.Lifelong learning
2Demonstrate and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills.Knowledge of a discipline
3Demonstrate, explain and interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis - integrative neuromusculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional modelsKnowledge of a discipline
4Demonstrate competency in advanced integrative osteopathic technique.CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in the osteopathic management of patient presentations in the obstetrical, gynaecological, cardiovascular, genitourinary and gastrointestinal systemsKnowledge of a discipline
6Demonstrate professional skills in readiness for independent practiceCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Demonstrate and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Demonstrate, explain and interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis - integrative neuromusculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional models
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Demonstrate competency in advanced integrative osteopathic technique.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in the osteopathic management of patient presentations in the obstetrical, gynaecological, cardiovascular, genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. Demonstrate professional skills in readiness for independent practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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)
Assessment
Exam: practical60%
Essay40%
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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

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

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