Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 4 expands students’ knowledge of anatomical and biomechanical principles relevant to osteopathy. Students will apply theoretical concepts of biomedical sciences to the lower limb and review common musculoskeletal conditions presenting in osteopathic practice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
There are three case based learning (CBL) worksheets (one in each of weeks 1, 2 & 3). Case-based learning requires students to work collaboratively in small groups to explore a clinical case scenario relating to the lower limb and analyse the related anatomy and biomechanics. Following this formative in-class activity, students are assessed individually on the key elements of this case and the related musculoskeletal conditions via the online worksheet.
The week 3 quiz will test students’ knowledge of the first two weeks of anatomy content. It will serve as feedback for students in preparation for the final quiz.
The multi-station practical examination requires students to identify and elaborate upon the anatomical structures of the lower limb.
The full scope of the HBO1004 curriculum will be examined within the final quiz, 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):