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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Provides a critical and reflective introduction to the history and principles of osteopathic medicine, the osteopathic concept of diagnosis and treatment, and introduces safe, reliable application of techniques, scientific evidence of osteopathy, risk assessment and informed consent.

Unit content

  1. Osteopathic philosophy - concept and principles in the context of osteopathic medicine in the Australian and international health sectors
  2. Introduction to the scientific evidence of osteopathy, risk assessment and informed consent
  3. Ethics of osteopathic practice in the context of a regulated health care system
  4. Introduction to principles of palpation, osteopathic diagnosis, assessment and treatment including practitioner self-care
  5. Introduction to soft tissue methods – general and regional
  6. Range of motion assessment and introduction to articulation 

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:
1reflect on the principles of osteopathic medicine, particularly in relation to a holistic health paradigm
2explain the accepted scope of osteopathic practice in the Australian and international health sectors
3demonstrate and explain the basic concepts of osteopathic diagnosis
4demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective basic soft tissue skills, body handling and practitioner self-care

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

  1. reflect on the principles of osteopathic medicine, particularly in relation to a holistic health paradigm
  2. explain the accepted scope of osteopathic practice in the Australian and international health sectors
  3. demonstrate and explain the basic concepts of osteopathic diagnosis
  4. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective basic soft tissue skills, body handling and practitioner self-care

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Practical 2 x 2.5 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio25%
Portfolio25%
Exam: practical50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Practical 2 x 2.5 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio25%
Portfolio25%
Exam: practical50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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