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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Deepens the skills of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment to a clinical practice level, and applies the theoretical understanding of ethical and patient centred issues into problem solving in clinical setting.

Unit content

Topic 1: Osteopathic diagnosis - spinal biomechanical findings - integration of clinical findings
Topic 2: Osteopathic diagnosis - neuromusculoskeletal model
Topic 3: Osteopathic technique - high velocity technique - introductory techniques for the spine, pelvis and lower limbs
Topic 4: Introduction to critical appraisal and clinical reasoning
Topic 5: Clinical practicum - observation in osteopathic clinics

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 analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
2 develop and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
3 analyse and interpret relevant information to support clinical reasoning for advanced osteopathic diagnosis (integrative neuromusculoskeletal)
4 provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in selected regions of the musculoskeletal system and demonstrate their use.

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

  1. analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
    • GA1:
  2. develop and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. analyse and interpret relevant information to support clinical reasoning for advanced osteopathic diagnosis (integrative neuromusculoskeletal)
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in selected regions of the musculoskeletal system and demonstrate their use.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2008, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.