This unit, Biomedical Sciences for Osteopathy 2, introduces students to anatomical and biomechanical principles relevant to osteopathy. Students will apply theoretical concepts of biomedical sciences to the upper limb and review common musculoskeletal conditions presenting in osteopathic practice.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HBO1002

Prerequisites

HBO1001 - Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and discuss the detailed anatomy of the upper limb;  
  2. Illustrate basic biomechanics principles and their application to the upper extremity;  
  3. Discuss common musculoskeletal conditions of the upper limb, relate them to osteopathic principles.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Workshop Case Based Learning Worksheet - Upper extremity common musculoskeletal condition 15%
Practicum Anatomy Practical Demonstration: VIVA 25%
Test Theory Paper (computer based) 20%
Test Theory Paper (computer based) 40%
Students are required to participate in practical and tutorial sessions with at least 90% attendance except under extenuating circumstances (hurdle requirement), as this is essential knowledge and skills for clinical practice. Students must pass the practical anatomy demonstration: viva (hurdle requirement) as it has essential knowledge and oral communication skills necessary for clinical practice. Refer to Assessment policy, section 29.

Required reading

Students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.

Clinically oriented anatomy 8th ed.
Moore, K. L., & Dalley, A. F. & Agur, A.M.R., (2018)
Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer

. McMinn & Abrahams' clinical atlas of human anatomy
Abrahams, P. H., Spratt, J. D., Loukas, M., Van Schoor, A.-N., Hutchings, R. T., & McMinn, R. M. H. (2013)
[St. Louis, MO]?; [London]?: Mosby Elsevier

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