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OMT520 Clinical Practicum in OMT (8)


This subject represents the Clinical component of the OMT course. Students will be required to apply the principles learnt in the course in a supervised clinical situation. This will examine the students approach to assessment, diagnosis and treatment and their ability to incorporate clinical reasoning.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge

OMT517 and OMT518

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in the Master of Health Science (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) course only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
to apply the principles of OMT in a clinical environment through an understanding of:
- the principles of the neuro-musculo-articular system.
- the principles and practice of manipulation
- the integration of joint function with other components of the neuro-musculo-articular system
- the interrelationships of the postural mechanisms.
- the clinical application of current evidence-based research influencing and underpinning the OMT philosophy.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- To reach a satisfactory level of competence through active participation in a supervised clinical placement(s) to a maximum of 240 hours, incorporating patient assessment, treatment, ongoing treatment planning, interaction with supervisory staff, other staff members and all necessary allied health staff deemed appropriate to the patients condition.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.