Biomedical Sciences for Osteopathy 3, extends students’ knowledge of biomedical sciences. Students explore previously learnt concepts of anatomy and physiology, in conjunction with introducing pathology, pharmacology and embryology. This will enable students to develop a more in depth understanding of how these principles relate to osteopathic practice. The complex phenomenon of pain is introduced in this unit, forming a crucial underlying concept for subsequent osteopathy units.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The individual worksheet aims to consolidate fundamental pathophysiology knowledge presented within the first week of this unit. The case study assessment is conducted in small groups and students synthesise information from the patient scenario in relation to relevant physiology, pathology, and pharmacology and undertake a verbal presentation of the case analysis. The full scope of the HBO1003 curriculum will be assessed by the theory paper, which 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):