This unit, Biomedical Sciences for Osteopathy 4, expands students' knowledge of anatomical and biomechanical principles relevant to osteopathy. Students will apply theoretical concepts of biomedical sciences to the lower limb and review common musculoskeletal conditions presenting in osteopathic practice.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HBO1004

Prerequisites

HBO1002 - Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Review and discuss the detailed anatomy of the lower limb;  
  2. Illustrate basic biomechanics principles and their application to the lower extremity;  
  3. Elaborate common musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb, relate them to osteopathic principles and list appropriate management strategies.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Workshop Case Based Learning Worksheet - lower extremity common musculoskeletal complaint. 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 workshop and laboratory 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. 6th ed.
Moore, K. L., & Dalley, A. F. (2010)
Philadelphia, US: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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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