Mr Ross Johnston
Senior Lecturer
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 606713
Room: Office - 312
Third Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Teaching

  • SHF110 Introduction to Osteopathic Concepts and Principles

    This module provides an introduction to the key ideas relating to osteopathy and osteopathic practice and the development of those ideas subsequent to the origin of the profession during the latter half of the 19th century. It will provide an outline of the thoughts and changes in perspectives of the osteopathic profession in relation to patient care, diagnosis and management over the past century and how such thought would combine, overlap and differ within the prism of allopathic medicine. The module will provide a foundation for student understanding of the development and implementation of osteopathic practice that can be enhanced during their studies on the M.Ost Osteopathy programme.

  • SHF200 Clinical Biomechanics and Imaging

    This module will examine the assessment of human movement, in terms of kinaesthesiology with an emphasis on clinical application of biomechanical principles in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Additionally, students will be introduced to the theory underpinning medical imaging and the clinical interpretation of various forms of imaging used in musculoskeletal assessment.

  • SHF205 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 1

    This module will explore the processes underlying pathological acute conditions, such as infection, immunity, metabolism, cancer and degeneration. Common conditions affecting whole body systems, such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal and gastro-intestinal, will be discussed in terms of pathogenesis, clinical presentations, impact upon the patient and its therapeutic management.

  • SHF206 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 2

    This module will explore the processes underlying pathological chronic conditions, such as metabolism, cancer and degeneration. Common conditions affecting whole body systems, such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal and gastro-intestinal, will be discussed in terms of pathogenesis, clinical presentations, impact upon the patient and its therapeutic management.

  • SHF304 Osteopathic Skills 5

    This module builds upon the other osteopathic skills in year 1 and 2 to explore the application of key diagnostic and assessment skills at an advanced level and within the context of people presenting with complex and/or multiple conditions.

  • SHF307 Osteopathic Skills 6

    This module builds upon the other osteopathic skills in year 1, 2 and 3 to explore the application of key clinical skills at an advanced level and within the context of people presenting with complex and/or multiple conditions.

  • SHVM46 Chronic Pain Management

    The experience of chronic pain has a major impact upon a person¿s quality of life and it can often limit their level of physical functioning. Therefore, it is important to have effective strategies and treatment options available to decide the best method of clinical intervention. There are two main approaches to chronic pain management ¿ pharmacological and non-pharmacological (i.e. electrotherapy, massage, acupuncture, etc). This module will examine each option in terms of its evidence base and clinical application.