Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 5

Unit code: HBO2005 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
HBO1003 - Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 3 and
HBO1001 - Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 5 expands the students' knowledge of biomedical sciences through application of fundamental principles to the head and spine. Patients presenting in osteopathic practice tend to seek care for spine related pain and dysfunction, so a key focus in this unit is the anatomy and biomechanics of the head, neck and lumbar spine that can be related to osteopathic treatment principles. Students are able to strengthen their knowledge of the clinical presentation of common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the head, neck and lower back.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Map the anatomy, histology and embryology of the head, cervical and lumbar spine;
  2. Integrate biomechanical principles to spinal movements and to the temporomandibular joint; and
  3. Compare and contrast common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the head, cervical and lumbar spine.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

The common conditions presentation requires students to work collaboratively and present a common condition affecting the head, cervical or lumbar spine in class. The multi station practical exam assesses students' knowledge of anatomy using specimens, histology slides and models explored in their laboratory classes as well as related biomechanical considerations and musculoskeletal conditions. The tests evaluate key concepts of anatomy, biomechanics and common conditions and provide weekly feedback to students throughout the block.

Assessment type: Case Study
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Grade: 20%
Common Conditions Presentation
Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: 40%
Multi Station Practical Examination (1hr)
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 10%
Theory test: Session 3 (30mins)
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 15%
Theory test: Session 6 (45mins)
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 15%
Theory test: Session 9 (45mins)

Required reading

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

Clinically oriented anatomy
Moore, K.L., Dalley, A. F. & Agur, A. M. (2018) | Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Marieb, E. N & Hoehn, K (2018)| USA: Pearson Higher Ed
Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Workbook
Marieb, E.N & Brito, S (2017)| Great Britain: Pearson Education Limited

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