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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

  1. Informed consent, indications, contraindications and risk factors for  high velocity technique
  2. Negotiate safe and appropriate management plans in relation to patient’s health status
  3. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique of lumbar spine
  4. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique of hip
  5. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique of pelvic girdle and sacroiliac joint
  6. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique lower limb (knee, ankle, foot)

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 analyse and understand evidence-informed osteopathic health care and scope of practice
2develop and negotiate safe and contextually-relevant patient-centred care including discussion of options for management
3appraise the evidence of high velocity manipulative techniques in the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs
4demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques, including practitioner self-care

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

  1. critically analyse and understand evidence-informed osteopathic health care and scope of practice
  2. develop and negotiate safe and contextually-relevant patient-centred care including discussion of options for management
  3. appraise the evidence of high velocity manipulative techniques in the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs
  4. demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques, including practitioner self-care

Teaching and assessment

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