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Unit description

Provides students with an understanding of and competency in applying the principles and practice of musculoskeletal and workplace rehabilitation.  This unit also aims to develop advanced clinical reasoning while integrating the osteopathic principles and practices into patient care. Simulated clinical cases are used to develop clinical reasoning and practical skills.  

Unit content

  1. Application of the biopsychosocial model of health and illness
  2. Principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  3. Principles of manual handling
  4. Functional capacity assessment
  5. Principles of occupational/workplace rehabilitation
  6. Workplace rehabilitation framework

 

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:
1apply the biopsychosocial model for clinical management and musculoskeletal and workplace rehabilitation
2develop rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills in the construction of management plans for simulated patient cases common to osteopathic practice
3develop knowledge of the principles of musculoskeletal and workplace rehabilitation
4demonstrate competency in constructing and applying appropriate return to work management plans for patients based on the principles of workplace rehabilitation

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

  1. apply the biopsychosocial model for clinical management and musculoskeletal and workplace rehabilitation
  2. develop rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills in the construction of management plans for simulated patient cases common to osteopathic practice
  3. develop knowledge of the principles of musculoskeletal and workplace rehabilitation
  4. demonstrate competency in constructing and applying appropriate return to work management plans for patients based on the principles of workplace rehabilitation

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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