Course Title: Occupational and adjunctive therapeutics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Occupational and adjunctive therapeutics

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

REHA2215

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

REHA2215

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Kate Burke

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2327

Course Coordinator Email: kate.burke@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.072-1


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

OR

 

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)

 

Assumed Knowledge

 


Course Description

This course will broaden your exposure to patient management by introducing clinical scenarios using patients with musculoskeletal and systemic disorders. You will learn the principles underpinning the application of osteopathic treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in combination with clinical consideration of comorbidities. In addition, you will be exposed to theoretical and practical concepts about common adjunctive therapies and devices, and occupational health and skills analysis. You will gain an understanding of physiological therapeutics, their proposed mechanisms of action and appropriate times to use them.

The practical work in this course simulates a practice environment and involves role play as both clinician and patient. 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

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for BP279 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy):

  • PLO1 Provide patient-centred care as a competent, safe primary healthcare professional
  • PLO2 Provide osteopathic, musculo-skeletal healthcare within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework
  • PLO6 Work autonomously and collaboratively, to lead and/or contribute to inter-professional healthcare partnerships


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

  1. Discuss the physiological basis for adjunctive therapeutics and devices, and their effects on the body including indications and contraindications
  2. Identify, apply, and justify appropriate adjunctive therapeutics to authentic case scenarios
  3. Interrogate the evidence base for the use of adjunctive and physiological therapeutics
  4. Discuss the use of physiological therapeutics as an adjunct to osteopathic care (indications and contraindications)
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in job task analysis (ergonomic assessment) and formulate a tailored care plan
  6. Situate the use of adjunctive and physiological therapeutics in contemporary healthcare


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures are used to introduce new learning concepts: both theoretical and practical, and to 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: 36 per semester

Learner Directed Hours: 72 per semester


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

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).

Hurdle requirements are necessary to demonstrate to the accrediting body that students are competent and are sufficiently assessed against practice-focused professional standards throughout the program.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 A/B: Quiz x2

Weighting 15% (2 x 7.5%)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4 & 6

Assessment Task 2: Assignment

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Practical Exam (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 4: Written Exam

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4 & 6