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. Evaluate the physiological, anatomical, functional and psychosocial changes of the paediatric, adolescent, and obstetric patient;  
  2. Formulate likely diagnoses based on findings from diagnostic images and recommend appropriate management strategies; and  
  3. Contextualise indirect osteopathic techniques for the spine, pelvis and periphery.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online Test (45mins, 1000 words) 20%
Presentation Group Presentation (2000 words) 25%
Report Case Based Analysis Task (1500 words) 25%
Practicum Practicum (30mins, 1500 words) 30%
To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must attend 80% of all practical classes for essential skill development as per AOAC expectations.

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