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Gold Coast
Lismore

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
2create and perform safe and contextually relevant patient rehabilitation plans
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. analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
  2. create and perform safe and contextually relevant patient rehabilitation plans
  3. demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in osteopathic diagnosis utilising an integrative neuro-musculoskeletal approach
  4. integrate advanced osteopathic technique in complex patient management

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Simulation 30mins per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: practical60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Simulation 30mins per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: practical60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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