Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 5 expands the students' knowledge of biomedical sciences through application of fundamental principles to the head and spine. Patients presenting in osteopathic practice tend to seek care for spine related pain and dysfunction, so a key focus in this unit is the anatomy and biomechanics of the head, neck and lumbar spine that can be related to osteopathic treatment principles. Students are able to strengthen their knowledge of the clinical presentation of common musculoskeletal conditions and serious conditions affecting the head, neck and lower back.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The common conditions presentation requires students to work collaboratively and present a common condition affecting the head, cervical or lumbar spine in class. The multi station practical exam assesses students' knowledge of anatomy using specimens, histology slides and models explored in their laboratory classes as well as related biomechanical considerations and musculoskeletal conditions. The tests evaluate key concepts of anatomy, biomechanics, serious conditions and common conditions and provide weekly feedback to students throughout the block.
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):