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Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Advances comprehension of osteopathic philosophy in diagnosis, treatment, and the concept of evidence based practice.  Building on the skills and understanding gained in earlier units, students will develop more advanced musculoskeletal diagnosis and management of different regions of the body.

Unit content

  1. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of hip and lumbar spine
  2. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of pelvic girdle and sacroiliac joint 
  3. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of lower limb (knee, ankle, foot)
  4. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of thoracic spine and ribs
  5. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of shoulder and upper limb
  6. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of cervical spine and temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

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 are integrated in diagnosis and treatment for all regions of the body
2demonstrate and reflect upon safe and competent patient-centred osteopathic assessment and treatment in the context of diversity for different populations
3critically integrate evidence for sound clinical reasoning to inform decision making
4develop basic osteopathic management plans for musculoskeletal presentations in the context of examination findings

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

  1. critically discuss how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatment for all regions of the body
  2. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and competent patient-centred osteopathic assessment and treatment in the context of diversity for different populations
  3. critically integrate evidence for sound clinical reasoning to inform decision making
  4. develop basic osteopathic management plans for musculoskeletal presentations in the context of examination findings

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts 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
Exam: practical50%
Portfolio30%
Case study / narrated presentation20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Practical 2 x 2.5 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam: practical50%
Portfolio30%
Case study / narrated presentation20%
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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