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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Pre-requisites

HLT10483 Osteopathic Studies III

Unit aim

Deepens the skills of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment to a clinical practice level, and develops reflective practice on ethical and patient-centred problem solving in clinical practice. Students are introduced to high velocity technique, its evidence base and application in conditions of the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs.

Unit content

  • Osteopathic diagnosis – integration of screening procedures and spinal biomechanical findings using the neuromusculoskeletal model
  • Osteopathic technique – high velocity technique – evidence base and introductory techniques for the spine, pelvis and lower limbs
  • Introduction to clinical reasoning using an osteopathic approach
  • Rehabilitation strategies for chronic pain presentations – clinical guidelines
  • External clinical placement – 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critically analyse 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 and management (integrative neuromusculoskeletal)
4 appraise the evidence pertaining to the use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs
5 demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques.

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

  1. critically analyse 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 and management (integrative neuromusculoskeletal)
  4. appraise the evidence pertaining to the use of high velocity manipulative techniques in the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limbs
  5. demonstrate the safe and effective use of high velocity manipulative techniques.

Prescribed texts

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