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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Further integrates osteopathic principles into diagnostic and management processes by the teaching of advanced skills and techniques for all body regions and further develops critical appraisal of traditional techniques in the context of evidence-informed practice.  These skills will be utilised in the development of a complex patient management plan.  

Unit content

• Stress management techniques
• Exercise intervention in an osteopathic clinical context
• Evidence based rehabilitation strategies in common conditions
• Advanced osteopathic diagnosis - integration of all physical and holistic findings
• Enhancement of critical appraisal skills
• Osteopathic technique:

  • Functional methods
  • Osteopathy in the cranial field
  • Balanced ligamentous tension
  • 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care conceptKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2create and perform safe and contextually relevant patient rehabilitation plansCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in osteopathic diagnosis utilising an integrative neuro-musculoskeletal approachKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4integrate advanced osteopathic technique in complex patient management Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. create and perform safe and contextually relevant patient rehabilitation plans
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in osteopathic diagnosis utilising an integrative neuro-musculoskeletal approach
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. integrate advanced osteopathic technique in complex patient management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Simulation 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Assessment
Report20%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: practical60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Simulation 6 hours per week (Across the session)
Assessment
Report20%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: practical60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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