Course Title: Osteopathic Theory and Practice 6
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Osteopathic Theory and Practice 6
Credit Points: 12.00
150H Health Sciences
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173H School of Health and Biomed
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Course Coordinator: Danielle Baxter
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7647
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.017
Course Coordinator Availability: Tuesday- Thursday
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)
- REHA2176 Osteopathic Theory and Practice 4 (Course ID 038202)
Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)
- REHA2224 Osteopathic Principles and Introduction to Clinical Practice (Course ID 047314)
- REHA2174 Osteopathic Theory and Practice 3 (Course ID 038200)
This course extends your capacity to practice osteopathy focused healthcare in Australia. You will enhance your knowledge and skills relating to regional and segmental assessment of the musculoskeletal system and identifying osteopathic findings to formulate a diagnosis and applying high velocity low amplitude technique to the peripheral skeletal system. Additionally, you will further refine technique modalities that prepare you for clinical practice. You will articulate the theoretical background to these techniques and explain proposed mechanisms of action. This will done using current research, literature and evidence, and articulate it in a communicable format.
The practical work in this course simulates a practice environment and involves role play as clinician and patient, which provides skills in examining a patient for musculoskeletal findings that may form the basis of diagnosis in clinical practice.
This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes and Capability Development
This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for BP279 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy):
- PLO2 gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment
- PLO3 practice as a competent health care professional in a safe, ethical and legally responsible manner
- PLO4 demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in the provision of specialised health care
- PLO5 communicate effectively in a range of forms (written, online, oral) and with diverse audiences (patients, community/public, agencies and health professionals)
- PLO8 understand the historical development of the profession, its ethos, organisation and philosophical foundations.
On successful completion of this course you should be able to:
- Apply High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) technique to the extremities of the human body
- Describe how and why specific techniques should be applied in a safe manner and perform those techniques accordingly
- Discuss the physiological basis for these techniques and their effect on the body including the indications and contra-indications for their use
- Explain the role of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in osteopathic practice
- Conceptually map and argue key aspects of medical ethics and apply ethical principles in an osteopathic clinical setting
- Evaluate and critically analyse scientific literature to understand the methodology undertaken and its translation to clinical practice
Overview of Learning Activities
Lectures are used to introduce new learning concepts: both theoretical and practical, and revise essential knowledge requirements. Lecture material and related resources are available on the Learning Management System (LMS).
Tutorials alternatively, encourage and enable you to develop skill acquisition by applying and practising the material presented in the lectures and practical classes. You can ask questions and receive clarification and feedback from your supervising teachers in real time. You are expected to dress appropriately for practical tutorials to allow for the application of skills taught. This will be discussed further in class.
Group discussions during classes are encouraged as it develops independent thinking and provide shared learning experiences, from which you and your fellow students can learn.
Teacher Guided Hours: 48 per semester comprising 2x 1 hour lecture, and 1x 2 hour practical class.
Learner Directed Hours: 60 per semester consisting of review of lecture material, additional suggested reading and skill acquisition.
Progression and Attendance Requirements: Attendance at osteopathic technique classes is compulsory. Students need to demonstrate competency in the delivery of practical techniques in a safe and skillful manner in supervised laboratory classes. Students with less than 80% attendance of practical classes during semester will not be offered an additional assessment opportunity to demonstrate safety and practical skills if they are unable to demonstrate safe practice in the final practical assessment.
Overview of Learning Resources
Course notes and online resources are available through myRMIT Studies (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit).
The Library has specialised Subject guides at http://rmit.libguides.com/osteopathy
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
Overview of Assessment
Hurdle requirements are necessary to demonstrate to the accrediting body that students are competent, and are being sufficiently assessed against practice-focused professional standards, throughout the course of their program.
All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s). These have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).
Early Assessment Task 1: Multi-choice exam
Theoretical aspects of HVLA and contraindications to technique
This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 3
Assessment Task 2: Assignment
Short assignment - Research
This assessment task supports CLO 4
Assessment Task 3: Worksheet
This assessment task supports CLO 5
Assessment 4: Written Examination
May be a combination of short answer, long answer, multi-choice questions (MCQ) on the theory underpinning the practical elements covered this semester
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4 & 5
Assessment 5 (Hurdle Requirement): Practical Examination
Demonstration of selected tasks covered in practical session during semester. Practical examinations may be Directly Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS), Viva Voce, or Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE).
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3