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Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Integrates osteopathic principles into diagnostic and management processes through teaching of integrative osteopathic technique for all body regions across the lifespan. This unit advances clinical reasoning skills in the context of evidence-informed osteopathic practice utilising an integrative neuro-musculoskeletal approach. These skills will be utilised in the development of a complex patient management plan.

Unit content

  1. Integration of evidence into osteopathic practice in the biopsychosocial context
  2. Advanced anatomy including embryology (wet lab tutorials and self-directed learning)
  3. Functional methods
  4. Osteopathy in the cranial field
  5. Balanced ligamentous tension
  6. Combined indirect techniques - advanced integrative osteopathic technique

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:
1explain the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
2demonstrate advanced understanding of anatomy and embryology
3demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in osteopathic diagnosis utilising an integrative neuro-musculoskeletal approach
4integrate advanced osteopathic technique in complex patient management

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

  1. explain the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
  2. demonstrate advanced understanding of anatomy and embryology
  3. demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in osteopathic diagnosis utilising an integrative neuro-musculoskeletal approach
  4. integrate advanced osteopathic technique in complex patient management

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

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Practical 2 x 2.5 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam: practical60%
Portfolio20%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Practical 2 x 2.5 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam: practical60%
Portfolio20%
Quiz20%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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