In this unit, Advanced Clinical Theory and Skills 3, students will have the opportunity to consolidate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce as an osteopathic practitioner. Students will have a final opportunity to practice manual techniques with a seminar on advanced technique and for specific populations, such as pregnant women and the elderly. Ergonomics and orthopaedics seminars are designed to expose students to additional areas of relevance to osteopathic practice.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate ergonomic issues affecting diverse patient groups and negotiate appropriate ergonomic advice for patient management  
  2. 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  
  3. Demonstrate an expanded range of osteopathic technical skills, using direct and indirect manual techniques  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Written report on Orthopedics (2000 words) 35%
Practicum Practical examination on advanced technique (20 minutes per student) 30%
Assignment Ergonomics assessment (equivalent to 3000 words per student) 35%

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