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Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Pre-requisites

OSTP2004 - Osteopathic Studies II AND have completed or be currently enrolled in BIOL2003 - Neuroscience

Unit aim

Advances comprehension of osteopathic philosophy in diagnosis, treatment, and the concept of evidence based practice.  Introduces exercise rehabilitation and, building on the skills and understanding gained in Osteopathic Studies I & II, students will develop more advanced musculoskeletal diagnosis and management of different regions of the body.

Unit content

  • Orthopaedic evaluation of shoulder. Spenser Technique for shoulder
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of elbow, wrist and hand & muscle energy technique for dysfunction of elbow, wrist and hand
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of hip. Spenser technique for hip
  • Exercise prescription for hip rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of pelvis – iliosacral/sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Muscle energy technique for treatment of pelvic dysfunction
  • Exercise prescription for pelvic pain & dysfunction
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of knee. Muscle energy technique for knee dysfunction 
  • Orthopaedic evaluation of ankle & foot. Muscle energy technique for ankle & foot. Exercise prescription for ankle rehabilitation

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critically discuss how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatment
2 demonstrate and reflect upon safe and competent patient handling skills
3 demonstrate and explain osteopathic diagnosis, ranges of motion and barriers
4 demonstrate and explain muscle energy technique and soft tissue/myofascial integration techniques.
5 demonstrate and explain exercise prescription for rehabilitation of the pelvis and lower limb

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

  1. critically discuss how osteopathic principles are integrated in diagnosis and treatment
  2. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and competent patient handling skills
  3. demonstrate and explain osteopathic diagnosis, ranges of motion and barriers
  4. demonstrate and explain muscle energy technique and soft tissue/myofascial integration techniques.
  5. demonstrate and explain exercise prescription for rehabilitation of the pelvis and lower limb

Prescribed texts

  • Nicholas, A & Nicholas, E, 2012, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.