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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Further advances the students' osteopathic diagnosis and technique abilities, and prepares students for the clinical training in personal and professional skill development.

Unit content

Topic 1: Osteopathic diagnosis - range of motion of tissues with barrier/ease considerations related to the anatomical relationships of one region of the body to others.
Topic 2: Musculoskeletal evaluation of the patient - including history, motion, palpation, posture, neurological and orthopaedic evaluation
Topic 3: Technique integration - indirect , direct and combined
Topic 4: Functional methods, principles and application
Topic 5: Contraindications to the use of osteopathic techniques
Topic 6: Ethical practice and critical reflection

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 explain how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatment
2 critically analyse and discuss health practice issues - ethics, professionalism, patient interview and therapeutic relationship
3 reflect upon and demonstrate safe and competent preclinical patient handling and interactive skills
4 explain and demonstrate osteopathic diagnostic criteria - asymmetry, range of motion - including barrier concepts, tissue environment, and tissue tenderness
5 demonstrate and explain indirect and direct osteopathic techniques including clinical reasoning/rationale for technique selection
6 demonstrate a sound knowledge of anatomy, related to areas of the body.

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

  1. explain how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatment
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. critically analyse and discuss health practice issues - ethics, professionalism, patient interview and therapeutic relationship
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  3. reflect upon and demonstrate safe and competent preclinical patient handling and interactive skills
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. explain and demonstrate osteopathic diagnostic criteria - asymmetry, range of motion - including barrier concepts, tissue environment, and tissue tenderness
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate and explain indirect and direct osteopathic techniques including clinical reasoning/rationale for technique selection
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. demonstrate a sound knowledge of anatomy, related to areas of the body.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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