Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 3 further develops students' knowledge and skills with indirect osteopathic techniques for common musculoskeletal complaints. Students will extend their knowledge of diagnostic imaging and will have the opportunity to analyse and interpret images featuring clinical pathologies common to osteopathic practice. Students will also develop an appreciation for other diagnostic imaging modalities for musculoskeletal complaints. Students will be introduced to key concepts related to the musculoskeletal care of obstetric, paediatric and adolescent populations.

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HMO7002 - Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Elucidate the professional scope of an osteopath with respect to diagnostic imaging in the health care setting;  
  2. Formulate likely diagnoses based on findings from diagnostic images and recommend appropriate management strategies;  
  3. Contextualise indirect osteopathic techniques for the spine, pelvis and periphery; and  
  4. Elucidate the anatomical, physiological, functional and psychosocial considerations relating to the paediatric, adolescent, and obstetric patient.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test (30mins) 10%
Presentation Video of Case Based analysis (10mins) 30%
Test Practical test (20mins) 35%
Presentation Group Presentation of PBL cases (15mins) 25%
To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must attend 80% of all practical classes for essential skill development as per AOAC expectations. The Practical Test is a hurdle assessment because it assesses critical osteopathic indirect technique skills and 50% in this assessment constitutes a pass grade.

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