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Unit of Study OSTP2008 - Osteopathic Diagnosis II (2022)

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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:

demonstrate systematic, thorough patient interview and effective communication skills

contrast the mechanical, physiological and biochemical changes found in selected disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system to normal anatomy and physiology

integrate signs and symptoms of a wide range of diseases of the neurological and musculoskeletal systems to generate relevant lists of differential diagnoses

demonstrate effective and competent skills in neurological assessment protocols, orthopaedic assessment protocols and musculoskeletal assessment protocols

use clinical reasoning to select appropriate patient assessment strategies in order to formulate adequate working diagnoses

construct relevant and comprehensive overall management plans for a variety of working diagnoses

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Bickley, LS & Szilagyi, PG, 2012, Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking, 11th edn, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Petty, NJ (D.) 2011, foreword by Alison Rushton, 2011, Neuromusculoskeletal examination and assessment : a handbook for therapists, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.