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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Builds on the unit HLT00274 - Clinical Diagnosis I and continues student development of critical analytic skills, clinical reasoning and safety within clinical practice. Material is presented in a problem-based learning format, with a significant portion embedded within an interactive software package.

Unit content

Topic 1: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the cardiovascular and haematopoietic systems

Topic 2: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the neurologic system

Topic 3: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the musculoskeletal system

Topic 4: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the renal and reproductive systems

Topic 5: Medical investigations - clinical biochemistry, clinical haematology, clinical microbiology, clinical immunology and medical imaging

Topic 6: Selected issues in clinical pharmacology

Topic 7: Safety issues

Learning outcomes

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.

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.