You'll learn to demonstrate fundamental techniques, describe the structure and function of the human body and develop diagnostic palpation skills.
You will study anatomy, biochemistry and physiology, as well as clinical sciences in the foundations of osteopathic techniques, and osteopathic principles and palpation for osteopaths.
You'll expand your range of techniques, learning musculoskeletal diagnosis and refining your palpation skills. You will also expand your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology and genetics, as a foundation for clinical practice.
You'll focus on formulating working diagnoses, developing your techniques, and studying in-clinic neuro-musculoskeletal patient treatment.
Your studies in clinical sciences will include advanced soft tissue techniques, simulated clinical practicum and tutorials, high-velocity/low-amplitude techniques, exercise and rehabilitation, nutrition, and osteopathic research.
Years 4 and 5
The final two years of this program have a clinical practice focus. Most training will occur at the RMIT Health Clinic at University Hill in Bundoora, and via the final-year external placement.