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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Advances the clinical skills of integrative osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, consolidates the personal and professional application of health principles, develops skills for working collaboratively and further develops and applies critical appraisal skills to osteopathic health practice. Students develop skills in high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb.

Unit content

  • Practitioner development - problem solving with ethical principles, interprofessional collaboration
  • Osteopathic diagnosis - integration of screening procedures and spinal biomechanical findings including physical and holistic findings using the neuromusculoskeletal model
  • Osteopathic technique - high velocity technique - introduction to thoracic and cervical spine/upper limb/shoulder - integrated direct and indirect approach
  • Introduction to critical appraisal
  • Rehabilitation strategies for chronic pain presentations – clinical guidelines

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 demonstrate and reflect upon an advanced level of contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
3 demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis including holistic/global dysfunction and the biopsychosocial model of healthcare
4 provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb
5 demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb

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

  1. analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate and reflect upon an advanced level of contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis including holistic/global dysfunction and the biopsychosocial model of healthcare
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. provide the reasoning underpinning the high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the thoracic and cervical spine and upper limb
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

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