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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces and develops the clinical skills of physical examination and case taking required in holistic health assessment. Emphasis is on cue recognition of physical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease. Formulation of management plans for common clinical problems will also be introduced. Learning will be supported by both internal and external supervised clinical placements.

Unit content

Topic 1: Holistic clinical assessment of the individual
Topic 2: Clinical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease
Topic 3: Case history taking
Topic 4: Physical examination of specified systems
Topic 5: Clinical assessment issues in certain specialties
Topic 6: Health law pertaining to clinical practice
Topic 7: Professionalism and communication skills in clinical practice

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 demonstrate holistic clinical assessment of the individual in specified systems.
2 identify the signs and symptoms of disease, safety issues, and conditions in which referral is necessary in each of the specified bodily systems.
3 assemble a concise patient record based on clinical assessment findings.
4 apply basic ethico-legal principles pertaining to health care practice.
5 demonstrate therapeutic communication skills.
6 formulate safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems.

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

  1. demonstrate holistic clinical assessment of the individual in specified systems.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. identify the signs and symptoms of disease, safety issues, and conditions in which referral is necessary in each of the specified bodily systems.
    • GA1:
  3. assemble a concise patient record based on clinical assessment findings.
    • GA6:
  4. apply basic ethico-legal principles pertaining to health care practice.
    • GA3:
  5. demonstrate therapeutic communication skills.
    • GA6:
  6. formulate safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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