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Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Advances the students’ understanding of osteopathic philosophy in diagnosis and treatment, and introduces the concept of reflective practice and current evidence of the mechanisms of pain production. Building on the skills and understanding gained in Osteopathic I, students will develop critical reflection and evidence-based musculoskeletal diagnosis and management of different regions of the body.

Unit content

  • Introduction to general musculoskeletal examination including gait
  • Spinal inter-segmental examination
  • Bio-psycho-social mechanisms of pain production
  • Chronic pain syndromes including central sensitization
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Principles and practice of exercise therapy
  • Reflective practice
  • Muscle energy technique - evidence and clinical application
  • Diagnosis and treatment protocol of shoulder and upper limb

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:
1critically discuss how osteopathic principles and evidence-based practice are integrated in diagnosis and treatment
2reflect upon and demonstrate safe and competent patient handling and interactive skills
3demonstrate and explain osteopathic diagnosis, ranges of motion and barriers
4demonstrate and explain Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
5identify and describe the key misconceptions related to the cause and experience of pain
6identify and critically reflect upon skills and behaviour required to be a reflective practitioner.

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

  1. critically discuss how osteopathic principles and evidence-based practice are integrated in diagnosis and treatment
  2. reflect upon and demonstrate safe and competent patient handling and interactive skills
  3. demonstrate and explain osteopathic diagnosis, ranges of motion and barriers
  4. demonstrate and explain Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  5. identify and describe the key misconceptions related to the cause and experience of pain
  6. identify and critically reflect upon skills and behaviour required to be a reflective practitioner.

Prescribed texts

  • Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2015, Atlas of Osteopathic Technique, 3rd edn, Lippincott, Philadelphia. ISBN: 13: 978-0-7817-6371-4.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 5 hours (Across Session)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Simulation 30mins per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical40%
Online quiz20%
Exam: practical40%
Community/Professional PlacementSR

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 5 hours (Across Session)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Simulation 30mins per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical40%
Online quiz20%
Exam: practical40%
Community/Professional PlacementSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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