HBO2007 Biomedical Science for Osteopathy 7 strengthens students' ability to recognize the relevant biomedical science concepts for presenting complaints by applying them to conditions affecting the thorax. This unit is different in focus to previous Biomedical Science for Osteopathy units. There is a shift from considering somatic causes for pain to visceral causes from the thoracic viscera. Students develop their understanding of pain through reviewing pain pathways and examining mechanisms of referred and chronic pain. Students are introduced to actions of pharmacological agents and consider those applicable for conditions affecting the thorax.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The common conditions assignment requires students to individually research a common condition of the thorax. The multi station practical exam assesses students’ knowledge of thoracic anatomy using specimens, histology slides and models explored in their laboratory classes as well as related biomechanical considerations, physiology and pathology of the thoracic cage. The tests evaluate key concepts of thoracic anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, pathology as well as pharmacological intervention.
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):