In this unit students will be exposed to principles of exercise rehabilitation and commence their application of this additional patient management strategy to patient cases. Students will continue to build on knowledge surrounding examination and interpretation of diagnostic images. Students will evaluate the common presentations and management strategies of common rheumatological presentations pertinent to osteopathic practice.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Explore the principles of rehabilitation programs and evaluate their role in preventative and rehabilitative care of the patient  
  2. Formulate and interpret exercise management programs to support the rehabilitation of patient complaints with a focus on the spine;  
  3. Formulate likely diagnoses based on findings from diagnostic images;  
  4. critically analyse and interpret spinal diagnostic images and recommend appropriate management strategies from the conclusion of images; and  
  5. Conceptually map the presentation and management of rheumatological conditions commonly seen in osteopathic practice.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two Online Quizzes (1 hour each) 20%
Case Study Written Case Study (1500 words) 45%
Presentation Rehabilitation oral presentation (15 mins per student). 35%
90% attendance is required for tutorials and practical workshop classes in the osteopathic program consistent with AOAC accreditation documentation. The oral presentation is a hurdle requirement and as such a minimum 50% pass grade is required to satisfactorily complete the unit overall as the skills assessed in this examination are crucial for best practice and patient management, and learning outcomes 1 and 2 are only assessed in this task.

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