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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

Advances the pre-clinical skills of integrative osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, consolidates the personal and professional application of health principles, and develops and applies critical appraisal skills to osteopathic health practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: Practitioner development - problem solving with ethical principles
Topic 2: Osteopathic diagnosis - spinal biomechanical findings - integration of all physical and holistic findings
Topic 3: Osteopathic diagnosis - neuromusculoskeletal model
Topic 4: Osteopathic technique - high velocity technique - introduction to spine/upper limb/shoulder - integrated direct and indirect approach
Topic 5: Introduction to public and social health
Topic 6: Introduction to therapeutic exercise
Topic 7: 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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
2 demonstrate and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
3 demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis - holistic/global dysfunction and biopsychosocial model of healthcare
4 demonstrate and explain selected regional high velocity manipulative techniques.

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

  1. develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of osteopathic health care
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and contextually relevant patient handling and interactive skills
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate and explain advanced osteopathic diagnosis - holistic/global dysfunction and biopsychosocial model of healthcare
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate and explain selected regional high velocity manipulative techniques.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.