This unit aims to extend students knowledge and skills of osteopathic techniques and management strategies. This unit has three modules with the following topic areas.
Module 1: Visceral osteopathy - osteopathic management of conditions with visceral involvement.
Module 2: Ergonomics - introduction to principles and concepts of clinical ergonomics and ergonomic prescription in osteopathic practice.
Module 3: Orthopaedics and Surgical Information - information required for day-to-day osteopathic practice.
HHU4286 - Clinical Practicum 6
HHO4284 - Osteopathic Science 8
|1.||Extrapolate and justify existing osteopathic technique skills and principles to assess and manage common visceral conditions amenable to osteopathic treatment;|
|2.||Investigate specific visceral techniques in the context of osteopathic practice and appraise their role in treatment planning and patient management;|
|3.||Evaluate ergonomic issues affecting diverse patient groups including children, pregnant women and the elderly and negotiate appropriate ergonomic advice for patient management;|
|4.||Articulate the relationship between common and complex orthopaedic conditions, their medical management and subsequent implications for osteopathic assessment and treatment of the patient in surgical, pre-operative and post-operative contexts|
|Assignment||Ergonomics assignment (1000 words)||33%|
|Assignment||Clinical orthopaedics assignment (1250 words)||33%|
|Examination||Fifteen (15) minute practical examination (equivalent to 1000 words)||34%|
Visceral Manipulation pp845-849 3rd edn
Lossing, K. (2011). In: Chila AG, ed. Foundations For Osteopathic Medicine:
Lippincott William & Wilkins
Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy for Managing Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review. 2014;114(6):470-479
Muller, A. et al. (2014).
J Am Osteopath Assoc.
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