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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

  1. Introduction to the general musculoskeletal examination
  2. Examination and treatment of spine and thorax
  3. Diagnosis and treatment for basic musculoskeletal presentations 
  4. The evidence and clinical application of muscle energy, articulatory and myofascial techniques
  5. Introduction to clinical practice guidelines 
  6. Diversity, culture, inclusion, and cultural responsivity for all people

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, interactive skills and practitioner self-care
3demonstrate sound clinical reasoning and apply principles of osteopathic diagnosis
4demonstrate and develop osteopathic techniques including muscle energy, articulatory and myofascial

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, interactive skills and practitioner self-care
  3. demonstrate sound clinical reasoning and apply principles of osteopathic diagnosis
  4. demonstrate and develop osteopathic techniques including muscle energy, articulatory and myofascial

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Placement 10 hours (Across placement period)
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Practical 2 x 2.5 hours (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical40%
Portfolio30%
Portfolio30%
Placement hoursSR

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Practical 2 x 2.5 hours (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Placement 10 hours (Across placement period)
Assessment
Exam: practical40%
Portfolio30%
Portfolio30%
Placement hoursSR
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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