Biomedical Sciences for Osteopathy 2, introduces students to anatomical and biomechanical principles relevant to osteopathy. Students will apply theoretical concepts of biomedical sciences to the upper limb and review common musculoskeletal conditions presenting in osteopathic practice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Within the workshop environment, students work collaboratively in small groups to explore a clinical case scenario relating to the upper limb. Students complete a formative in-class group worksheet based on the scenario which includes questions on the related anatomy and biomechanics. Following this in-class activity, students are assessed individually on the key elements of this case and the related musculoskeletal conditions. The multi-station practical examination requires students to identify anatomical structures of the upper limb. Each station requires students to identify and elaborate upon the anatomical structures displayed. The theory paper assesses the full scope of the HBO1002 curriculum and is scaffolded by formative quizzes throughout the unit.
Students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):