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Unit description

Advances comprehension of osteopathic philosophy in diagnosis, treatment, and the concept of evidence based practice.  Introduces exercise rehabilitation and, building on the skills and understanding gained in Osteopathic Studies I & II, students will develop more advanced musculoskeletal diagnosis and management of different regions of the body.

Unit content

  • Orthopaedic evaluation of shoulder. Spenser Technique for shoulder
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of elbow, wrist and hand & muscle energy technique for dysfunction of elbow, wrist and hand
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of hip. Spenser technique for hip
  • Exercise prescription for hip rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of pelvis – iliosacral/sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Muscle energy technique for treatment of pelvic dysfunction
  • Exercise prescription for pelvic pain & dysfunction
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of knee. Muscle energy technique for knee dysfunction 
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of ankle & foot. Muscle energy technique for ankle & foot. Exercise prescription for ankle rehabilitation

 

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
1critically discuss how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatmentIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate and reflect upon safe and competent patient handling skillsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate and explain osteopathic diagnosis, ranges of motion and barriersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate and explain muscle energy technique and soft tissue/myofascial integration techniques.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate and explain exercise prescription for rehabilitation of the pelvis and lower limbKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. critically discuss how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and competent patient handling skills
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate and explain osteopathic diagnosis, ranges of motion and barriers
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate and explain muscle energy technique and soft tissue/myofascial integration techniques.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate and explain exercise prescription for rehabilitation of the pelvis and lower limb
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hour (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 5 hours (Across session)
Simulation 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Assessment
Exam: practical35%
Exam: practical35%
Professional PlacementSR
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hour (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 5 hours (Across session)
Simulation 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Assessment
Exam: practical35%
Exam: practical35%
Professional PlacementSR
Exam: closed book30%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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