Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 6 develops the professional identity of students as reflective health professionals within the Australian healthcare system. Students will have an opportunity to refine their manual therapy skills and patient management strategies for common presentations in osteopathic practice. Students will develop a professional plan which encompasses lifelong learning and ethical practice as an osteopath within the Australian healthcare system.

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HMO7004 - Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 4

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Extrapolate the principles of evidence-informed, ethical and effective osteopathy to professional practice;  
  2. Critically reflect on professional development as an osteopath, identifying personal knowledge and skill gaps and designing strategies for future learning;  
  3. Formulate a plan for the transition to professional practice;  
  4. Contextualise osteopathic technical skills to the scope of practice in Australia and demonstrate a range of advanced osteopathic techniques; and  
  5. Reflect on the operational requirements for management of a successful osteopathic practice.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Scope of practice assignment (1000 words) 20%
Project Video assignment (1500 words) 20%
Report Transition to practice plan (2000 words) 30%
Examination Practical exam (30 mins, 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 Practical exam is a hurdle assessment and 50% constitutes a pass grade for this assessment.

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