In Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 2, students will implement the principles of exercise rehabilitation and are empowered with the knowledge to design evidence-based, targeted exercise programs for the management of musculoskeletal complaints focused on the spine. Students will contextualise and justify the role of an osteopath in the care of the older adult and will embark on a targeted journey to explore key concepts in gerontology. Students will extrapolate the impact of common chronic health complaints in the aging population and discuss strategies to provide culturally responsive care for diverse aging populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the LGBTQI+ community.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The online test assesses fundamental knowledge of rehabilitation and preventative care of the patient. In assessment 2, students are assessed on their interpretation and recommended management of patient case studies involving the aging patient and how this may affect the broader Australian healthcare system. Students will develop a supplementary artefact in assessment 3 that is aimed to be provided as a patient information handout. The final OPSS assesses the students’ practical skills in formulating and delivering an exercise program to support a patient complaint.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):