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Unit of Study OSTP6002 Osteopathic Clinical Practice and Research II (2024)

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    This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.

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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:

demonstrate skills in taking a full patient case history at an intermediate student practitioner level in an evidence-based context

perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level

implement and explain the diagnostic process at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level

develop and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments

demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including efficient time management and recording skills

critically reflect on the patient’s experience of osteopathic practice

work collaboratively within a team on a research project: critically analysing relevant literature and aligning methodology to research questions

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