OMT519 Research Review and Clinical Practicum in OMT (16)

This is the final subject in the OMT course and is divided into two main areas. The first requires the student to research an area of interest and present this in a formal lecture setting. The second is the application of 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.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge
OMT517 and OMT518

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 neuromusculoarticular system.
  • the principles and practice of manipulation
  • the integration of joint function with other components of the neuromusculoarticular system
  • the interrelationships of the postural mechanisms.
  • the current evidencebased research influencing and underpinning the OMT philosophy.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- The selection of a clinical research question in an area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy that is of interest to the student. - To search the current literature available on the topic with the intention of writing an annotated bibliography on at least twenty articles - To write up the findings of the literature review with the intention of delivering these findings in lecture format to members of staff and their peers - 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.

Workplace Learning

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


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.