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Unit of Study HLT00274 - Clinical Diagnosis I (2014)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 recognise and explain the common presentations of disease
2 demonstrate practical skills in eliciting an appropriate history from patients presenting with common symptoms
3 critically analyse a patient history and be able to compile a diagnostic profile relating to the presentation
4 recognise and explain clinical signs and how to elicit these signs
5 determine a provisional diagnosis based on critical analysis of the symptoms and signs in a clinical presentation
6 explain common medical investigations and their use in clinical practice and demonstrate the skills needed to use results from them to validate a provisional diagnosis
7 demonstrate safety as a clinician by (i) explaining the limitations of health professionals in clinical practice, (ii) explaining selected issues of clinical pharmacology, and (iii) explaining the appropriate referral procedure for a range of common presentations outside the competence of non-medical health practitioners.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise and explain the common presentations of disease
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate practical skills in eliciting an appropriate history from patients presenting with common symptoms
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. critically analyse a patient history and be able to compile a diagnostic profile relating to the presentation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. recognise and explain clinical signs and how to elicit these signs
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. determine a provisional diagnosis based on critical analysis of the symptoms and signs in a clinical presentation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. explain common medical investigations and their use in clinical practice and demonstrate the skills needed to use results from them to validate a provisional diagnosis
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  7. demonstrate safety as a clinician by (i) explaining the limitations of health professionals in clinical practice, (ii) explaining selected issues of clinical pharmacology, and (iii) explaining the appropriate referral procedure for a range of common presentations outside the competence of non-medical health practitioners.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

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