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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: Evidence-based orthopaedic evaluation of pelvis, hip and lower limb

Topic 2: Critique evidence for osteopathic diagnosis of the pelvis

Topic 3: Muscle energy technique for treatment of pelvis and lower limb

Topic 4: Evidence-based neurological evaluation of lower limb

Topic 5: Neurophysiology and evidence-based management of chronic pain states

Topic 6: Contraindications to the use of osteopathic techniques

Topic 7: Ethical practice and critical reflection

Topic 8: Introduction to exercise and rehabilitation protocols for pelvis and lower limb

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

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:

Prescribed texts

  • Nicholas A, & Nicholas E. , 2015, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, 3rd edn, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins , Philadelphia, United States. ISBN: 9781451193411 .
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.