Course Title: Osteopathic Principles and Practice 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Osteopathic Principles and Practice 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

REHA2217

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

REHA2217

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Kara Mitchell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7370

Course Coordinator Email: kara.mitchell@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.017

Course Coordinator Availability: Consultation times by appointment only


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

 


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the scope of practice of Osteopaths in Australia, particularly in a primary health care setting. You will be exposed to the principles underpinning preventative health care and broaden your understanding of factors that impact on health and wellbeing in the modern-day era. Broadening your understanding of the burden of disease such as chronic pain and pain management will assist you to become a competent health care practitioner. Additionally, you will be skilled in interviewing patients to determine their current health status and provide appropriate advice and/or further referral for co-management with other health professionals.    

The practical work in this course simulates a practice environment and involves role play as clinician and patient, which provides skills in interviewing patients to determine their current health status that may form the basis of clinical management.

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):

  • PLO1 provide specialised health care within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework;
  • 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)


On  successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate verbal and non- verbal communication skills relevant to osteopathic professional practice
  2. Describe and the role of an Osteopath in Australia in a primary health care setting and define the scope of practice in the broader Australian health care system
  3. Identify lifestyle and psychosocial factors that impact on health and contribute to the burden of disease.
  4. Demonstrate the application of suitable advice for better health management within the scope of practice and evaluate the need for further referral
  5. Explain the neurophysiological basis of nociception and pain
  6. Describe the principles of pain management within a multidisciplinary framework


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 encourage and enable you to develop skill acquisition by applying and practising the material presented in the tutorial classes. You can ask questions and receive clarification and feedback from your supervising teachers in real time.  

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: 30 per semester comprising 1x 1 hour lecture, and 1x 1.5 hour tutorial

Learner Directed Hours: 78 per semester consisting of review of lecture material, additional essential and 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

This course has no hurdle requirements. 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Online Quiz

Course material

Weighting 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 2 & 3 

Assessment 2: Group presentation: Health determinants

Weighting 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3 & 4 

Assessment 3: Assignment: Health literacy brochure

Weighting 20%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4 

Assessment Task 4: Multiple Choice Exam

Pain Science and Pain Management

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 5 & 6   

Assessment 5: End of Semester Written Exam 

This exam will include questions relating to case history and concepts of diagnosis, orthopaedic testing and clinical presentations and will be comprise a combination of short answer questions, multiple choice questions (MCQ), and true / false questions.

Weighting 45%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4