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Purpose of the Australian Osteopathy Board

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173

Osteopathy has indeed become a well-known practice especially within the field of medicine even if it is not an entirely medical profession in itself. The practice has a mixture of the basic medical and anatomical understanding of the human body and its functions. But aside from that, it also plays a large role in rehabilitation of the different bodily structures so that they would be defended from diseases as well as cured of any illness or injury.

All over the world, osteopathy has grown in magnitude in terms of the practitioners-or osteopaths-who utilize the field's principles. If you are living in Australia, you might have noticed that osteopathy has also become a valuable course offering in three of your country's largest and greatest universities: Southern Cross University, Victoria University of Technology, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology or the RMIT University.

However, as the practitioners or osteopaths have grown in number, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has decided to establish the Osteopathy Board of Australia. The inaugural members were appointed in August 2009 by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council.

There are five main purposes that the Australian osteopathy board works for. The first is to facilitate the registration of osteopaths and students who major in the field. If you are a practitioner or a student majoring in osteopathy, then you would be required to undergo registration so that you would be under the rolls of your health sector.

Another function of the board is to develop codes, standards, and strict guidelines for osteopaths to observe so that they can maximize the potential benefit of the practice. The Australian osteopathy board works using fundamental codes of conduct, mandatory notifications, advertising of regulated health services, and osteopathy guidelines for infection control.

The Australian board of osteopathy also serves to handle complaints and cases of malpractice against osteopaths through extensive investigations and disciplinary sanctions.

In the education field, you would also see that the Australian board has its functions. The board approves the requests for accreditation of courses and methods to be included in the study of osteopathy.

Not only that, the Australian board also assesses foreign individuals who wish to practice osteopathy in Australia. They may approve or disapprove the practice of osteopathy if this individual failed their assessment

On a whole, the Osteopathy Board of Australia aims to ensure that the practice of osteopathy in the country is well-executed by skilled and ethical osteopaths.

Hi. I'm Rachel Berret, a big advocate seeing an osteopath for your health complaints. I have a great osteopath Melbourne that helps me overcome my own aches and pains such as back pain, neck pains and headaches.

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