This unit further strengthens students' ability to recognize the relevant biomedical science concepts for presenting complaints by exploring the common musculoskeletal conditions and appraising the neurological pain mechanisms involved. To further consolidate the relationships between anatomy and common neuromuscular pathologies, students will design and implement a targeted, cadaveric dissection.
In addition, the aim is to introduce students to critical concepts in pain science. Such knowledge is essential for the effective assessment and management of pain in the clinical setting.  The concepts introduced in this unit, set the foundation for a deeper exploration of pain in the Master's program HMHO Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HBO3009

Prerequisites

HBO3008 - Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 8

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Appraise peripheral and central mechanisms contributing to common presentations of pain;  
  2. Elaborate upon common musculoskeletal conditions presenting in osteopathic practice; and  
  3. Design, synthesise and present an anatomical prosection.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Implementation plan of proposed prosection (500 words) 10%
Presentation Oral presentation of completed prosection (15 minutes) 20%
Test Online Quiz (30mins) 30%
Test Written Examination (60mins) 40%
90% attendance is required at practical and workshop classes in the osteopathic program (hurdle requirement). The workshops and lab classes in this unit are interactive and students are able to seek feedback from the teachers on meeting the learning outcomes and planning for assessment tasks.

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. (2017)
Philadelphia, US: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Greenman's principles of manual medicine 5th ed.
Destefano, L.A. (2017)
Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer

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