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Lismore Session 1 Session 1

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Pre-requisites

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy

Co-requisites

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy

Unit aim

Provides a critical and reflective introduction to the history and principles of osteopathic medicine, the osteopathic concept of diagnosis and treatment, and commences the palpatory knowledge of somatic tissues by the study of surface anatomy.

Unit content

  • Introduction to unit and programme
  • Osteopathic Medicine - definition
  • Professional scope internationally
  • Introduction
  • Legal/ethical issues
  • Contraindications
  • Practitioner care, Patient comfort
  • Definitions soft tissue/articulation
  • Soft tissue methods - general
  • Palpation introduction and critical review
  • Palpation exercises
  • Library visit/tutorial
  • Philosophy - holistic medicine - concept and principles
  • Palpation exercises
  • Soft tissue methods - general
  • Philosophy - Osteopathic Medicine - concept and principles
  • Lumbar region SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Philosophy - Osteopathic Medicine - concept and principles
  • Lumbar region SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Philosophy and history of medicine/healthcare
  • History of Osteopathic Medicine
  • AT Still
  • Pelvic region SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Hip SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Knee, Ankle, Foot SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Stuvac
  • Philosophy - Vitalism
  • Knee/ankle/foot SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Osteopathic methods - Diagnosis
  • Validity and reliability of osteopathic diagnosis
  • Shoulder region SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Osteopathic methods - Modalities
  • Elbow/wrist/hand Palp/SA/ST/Art
  • Osteopathic methods - Modalities
  • Thoracic region SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Osteopathic methods - Modalities
  • And Review - Ribcage SA/Palp/ST/Art
  • Osteopathic methods - Modalities
  • And Review
  • Cervical TMJ/face/skull SA/Palp/ST/Art

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Develop an understanding of reasoning and critical reflection, especially with regards to the history and principles of osteopathic medicine
2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of osteopathic medicine, particularly in relation to a holistic health paradigm
3 Explain the context of osteopathic medicine in the Australian and international health sectors
4 Demonstrate and explain the basic concepts of osteopathic diagnosis
5 Demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective basic soft tissue skills and body handling

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

  1. Develop an understanding of reasoning and critical reflection, especially with regards to the history and principles of osteopathic medicine
    • GA2:
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of osteopathic medicine, particularly in relation to a holistic health paradigm
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  3. Explain the context of osteopathic medicine in the Australian and international health sectors
    • GA4:
  4. Demonstrate and explain the basic concepts of osteopathic diagnosis
    • GA4:
  5. Demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective basic soft tissue skills and body handling
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • DeStefano, L, 2011, Greenman's Principles of Manual Medicine, 4th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia USA. ISBN: 978-0-7817-9-8915-8.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.