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Lismore

Unit description

Advances the clinical skills of integrative osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, consolidates the personal and professional application of health principles, develops skills for working collaboratively and further develops and applies critical appraisal skills to osteopathic health practice. Students develop skills in high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb.

Unit content

  • Practitioner development - problem solving with ethical principles, interprofessional collaboration
  • Osteopathic diagnosis - integration of screening procedures and spinal biomechanical findings including physical and holistic findings using the neuromusculoskeletal model
  • Osteopathic technique - high velocity technique - introduction to thoracic and cervical spine/upper limb/shoulder - integrated direct and indirect approach
  • Introduction to critical appraisal
  • Rehabilitation strategies for chronic pain presentations – clinical guidelines

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:
1analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
2demonstrate and reflect upon an advanced level of contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
3demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis including holistic/global dysfunction and the biopsychosocial model of healthcare
4provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb
5demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb

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

  1. analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
  2. demonstrate and reflect upon an advanced level of contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
  3. demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis including holistic/global dysfunction and the biopsychosocial model of healthcare
  4. provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb
  5. demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb

Prescribed texts

  • Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2008, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
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)
Simulation 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical60%
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Exam: practical20%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Simulation 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical60%
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Exam: practical20%
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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