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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The test assesses fundamental knowledge of the osteopath’s role in diagnostic imaging and interpretation of patient images. The presentation involves a video of the student discussing a case in relation to diagnostic imaging and recommended management. The OPSS assesses students’ understanding and skills in performing ‘indirect’ osteopathic techniques. Finally, in the group presentation students are assessed on their interpretation and recommended management of patient cases involving the paediatric, adolescent, and obstetric patient.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):