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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Advances the application and integration of osteopathic principles into practice by the teaching of advanced technical skills and treatment modalities.

Unit content

Osteopathic Principles in Practice
Osteopathic Diagnosis - Regional and systemic dysfunction - Neuromusculoskeletal model
Osteopathic management of orthopaedic, rheumatological and neurological conditions
Osteopathic Treatment - Regional HVLA, MET and combined methods
Regional functional anatomy review
Use of Evidence Based Reasoning in case studies

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 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the osteopathic principles of diagnosis and treatment
2 Understand and demonstrate integration of osteopathic diagnosis and management with orthopaedic, rheumatological and neurological conditions
3 Demonstrate safe and effective advanced HVLA, MET and combined treatment modalities for all regions of the body
4 Demonstrate an ability to critically review osteopathic diagnosis and treatment

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

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the osteopathic principles of diagnosis and treatment
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. Understand and demonstrate integration of osteopathic diagnosis and management with orthopaedic, rheumatological and neurological conditions
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. Demonstrate safe and effective advanced HVLA, MET and combined treatment modalities for all regions of the body
    • GA4:
  4. Demonstrate an ability to critically review osteopathic diagnosis and treatment
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Nicholas, AS & Nicholas, EA, 2008, Atlas of osteopathic techniques, 2nd edn, Lippincott.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.