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Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Enhances the student’s skill and knowledge base in osteopathic diagnosis and technique towards a level required for independent osteopathic practice. This includes critical analysis, management of presentations in the immunological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, obstetrics and genitourinary systems and advanced master classes. 

Unit content

Concepts of advanced osteopathic practice as applied to:

  • The Lymphatic System
  • The autonomic nervous system
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Gastrointestinal System
  • The  Genitourinary  System
  • The  Obstetrics patient
  • The  Gynaecological system

Master Classes in osteopathic management of complex patients.

 

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 evaluate advanced clinical understanding of the structure and function of the viscera and autonomic nervous system.
2 develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
3 demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective visceral techniques
4 interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis, including integrating neuro-musculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional models
5 integrate advanced integrative osteopathic techniques
6 formulate advanced clinical reasoning in the osteopathic management of patient presentations in the obstetrical, gynaecological, genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems
7 demonstrate professional skills in readiness for independent practice

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

  1. evaluate advanced clinical understanding of the structure and function of the viscera and autonomic nervous system.
  2. develop and analyse critical questions about the evidence basis of the osteopathic health care concept
  3. demonstrate and reflect upon safe and effective visceral techniques
  4. interpret advanced osteopathic diagnosis, including integrating neuro-musculoskeletal, behavioural, energy expenditure and exchange and nutritional models
  5. integrate advanced integrative osteopathic techniques
  6. formulate advanced clinical reasoning in the osteopathic management of patient presentations in the obstetrical, gynaecological, genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems
  7. demonstrate professional skills in readiness for independent practice

Prescribed texts

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