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Gold Coast
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

  1. Informed consent, indications, contraindications and risk factors for  high velocity technique of the cervical spine
  2. Negotiate safe and appropriate management plans in relation to patient’s health status
  3. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique of thoracic spine
  4. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique of ribs and pectoral girdle
  5. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique of cervical spine
  6. Osteopathic assessment and high velocity technique upper limb

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 evidence-informed osteopathic health care and scope of practice
2develop and negotiate safe and effective patient-centred care with discussion of options for management including holistic/global dysfunction in the context of biopsychosocial model of healthcare
3provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb
4demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb, including practitioner self-care

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

  1. critically analyse evidence-informed osteopathic health care and scope of practice
  2. develop and negotiate safe and effective patient-centred care with discussion of options for management including holistic/global dysfunction in the context of biopsychosocial model of healthcare
  3. provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb
  4. demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb, including practitioner self-care

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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