This unit, Patient, Practitioner and Health system 7, focuses on the application of students skills and knowledge to special patient populations with a focus on pregnancy, the adolescent and young patient. Students will also apply nutrition principles to patient cases, and debate the contribution of osteopathic practice in the broader health care system.

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Successful completion of the HBSO Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) course


HMH7901 - Evidence for Practice 7

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Debate the contribution of osteopathy in team based patient care;  
  2. Evaluate the physiological, anatomical, functional and psychosocial changes of the paediatric, adolescent and obstetric patient; and  
  3. Apply the principles of nutrition to Osteopathy patients.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Performance Contribution to PBL discussions and group collaboration (equivalent to 2000 words) 20%
Presentation PBL group presentation (equivalent to 2000 words) 20%
Case Study Case Study exercise (1500 words) 30%
Test Two Online Quizzes (1 hour each) 30%
90% attendance is required for tutorials and practical workshop classes in the osteopathic program consistent with AOAC accreditation documentation. The Case Study exercise is a hurdle requirement and 50% constitutes a pass grade for this assessment.

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