In this unit students continue to develop their hands on and patient management skills through refined manual technique, application of nutrition principles to patient cases, and examination and interpretation of diagnostic images. Students will improve their indirect manual technique application with a focus on the spine and pelvis and progress their knowledge of rehabilitation exercises focusing on the spine region. 

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Formulate and interpret exercise management programs to support the rehabilitation of patient complaints with a focus on the spinal column  
  2. Contextualise indirect osteopathic techniques to the spine and pelvis  
  3. Adapt principles of nutrition to the management of osteopathy patients  
  4. Formulate likely diagnosis based on findings from diagnostic images  
  5. Accurately interpret spinal diagnostic images and recommend appropriate management strategies for the conclusions of images  
  6. Conceptually map the presentations and management of rheumatological conditions commonly seen in osteopathic practice  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two Online Quizzes (1 hour each) 20%
Examination Written Examination (1.5 hours) 30%
Examination Practical examination rehabilitation and indirect (30 minutes per student) 50%

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