Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 6

    Unit code: HBO2006 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    City Flinders
    HBO1001 - Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 1 and
    HBO1003 - Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 3
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 6 expands the students' knowledge of biomedical sciences through application of fundamental principles to the brain, cranial nerves and spinal cord. Patients presenting in osteopathic practice tend to seek care for pain and neurological disturbances, so an understanding of pain processing and neurology is essential.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Outline the gross and microscopic anatomy of the brain, cranial nerves & spinal cord;
    2. Explain the key physiological mechanisms underpinning the function of the Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System, including relevant pain and pharmacological considerations; and
    3. Conceptually map the epidemiology, pathoanatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of common neurological conditions.


    For Melbourne campuses

    The Test evaluates key concepts of the anatomy of the central nervous system (CNS), providing timely feedback to students at end of week one of the block.?The Group Presentation requires students to work collaboratively to present a common condition affecting the CNS, during class. The Case Study Analysis is an integrated assessment based on a short CNS clinical case vignettes, in which students respond to multiple-format questions ranging from MCQs to short answer. The Multi-Station Lab Exercise assesses students' knowledge of CNS anatomy, function and neurological conditions using specimens, histology slides and models explored in their laboratory classes and workshops.

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 10%
    Test (online) (40mins)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Group Presentation (15mins)
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 35%
    Case study analysis (2 hours)
    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 35%
    Multi-station lab exercise (50mins)

    Required reading

    Clinically oriented anatomy
    Moore, K.L., Dalley, A.F. & Agur, A.M.R (2017)| Philadelphia, US: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Understanding pathophysiology
    Craft, J.A (ed), Gordon, C., Huether, S., McCance, K., Brashers, V., Rote, N (2019)| Australian and NZ edition St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier
    Human Anatomy and Physiology
    Marieb, E.N. & Hoehn, K (2018)| USA: Pearson Higher ed
    Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Workbook
    Marieb, E.N. & Brito, S (2017)| Great Britain: Pearson Education Limited

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