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Lismore

Unit description

Deepens the skills of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment to a clinical practice level, and develops reflective practice on ethical and patient-centred problem solving in clinical practice. Students are introduced to high velocity technique, its evidence base and application in conditions of the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs.

Unit content

  • Osteopathic diagnosis – integration of screening procedures and spinal biomechanical findings using the neuromusculoskeletal model
  • Osteopathic technique – high velocity technique – evidence base and introductory techniques for the spine, pelvis and lower limbs
  • Introduction to clinical reasoning using an osteopathic approach
  • Rehabilitation strategies for chronic pain presentations – clinical guidelines
  • External clinical placement – observation in osteopathic clinics

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 analyse questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health careIntellectual rigour
2develop and reflect upon safe and contextually-relevant patient handling and interactive skillsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3analyse and interpret relevant information to support clinical reasoning for advanced osteopathic diagnosis and management (integrative neuromusculoskeletal)Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4appraise the evidence pertaining to the use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. critically analyse questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. develop and reflect upon safe and contextually-relevant patient handling and interactive skills
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. analyse and interpret relevant information to support clinical reasoning for advanced osteopathic diagnosis and management (integrative neuromusculoskeletal)
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. appraise the evidence pertaining to the use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques.
    • 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 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 12 hours (Across session)
Simulation 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical20%
Exam: practical50%
Quiz (x2)30%
Professional PlacementSR

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 12 hours (Across session)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Simulation 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical20%
Exam: practical50%
Quiz (x2)30%
Professional PlacementSR
Notice

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

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