Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 4 empowers students with knowledge of targeted exercise programs for musculoskeletal complaints in the peripheral joints. Students will explore the role of an osteopath in the management of mental health disorders. Public health principles represent the final focus of this unit and students will have the opportunity to consider the role of nutrition in various osteopathic patient presentations.

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HMO7003 - Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 3

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate the symptoms and deduce the implications for Osteopathic management of the most prevalent psychopathologies affecting the Australian population;  
  2. Adapt principles of nutrition to the management of osteopathy patients; and  
  3. Formulate and interpret exercise management programs to support the rehabilitation of patient complaints with a focus on the peripheral joints.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Video assignment (2000 words) 30%
Report Case analysis (1500 words) 30%
Report Written patient handout (1000 words) 10%
Examination Practical exam (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. The Practicum is a hurdle assessment and 50% constitutes a pass grade for this examination.

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