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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Anti-requisites

HLT00277 Clinical Preparation II

Unit aim

Develops further the clinical skills required in the holistic assessment of the individual. Emphasis is on cue recognition of physical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease. Practical methods for the management of common problems encountered in clinical practice will also be studied, along with legal aspects of health care practice. 

Unit content

  • Features of holistic clinical assessment
  • Clinical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease
  • Case history taking and recording
  • Physical examination of bodily systems running parallel with Clinical Diagnosis II: Cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal and genitourinary systems
  • Integrated approaches to the management of common clinical problems

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 apply holistic clinical assessment of the cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal and genito-urinary systems.
2 recognise and assess the signs and symptoms of dysfunction and unwellness, and the need for referral, in each of these bodily systems
3 assemble a concise patient record based on clinical assessment findings
4 describe core aspects of health law relating to clinical practice
5 describe basic clinical assessment considerations in gerontology and paediatrics
6 demonstrate professional communication skills
7 formulate and justify safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems.

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

  1. apply holistic clinical assessment of the cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal and genito-urinary systems.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. recognise and assess the signs and symptoms of dysfunction and unwellness, and the need for referral, in each of these bodily systems
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. assemble a concise patient record based on clinical assessment findings
    • GA3:
  4. describe core aspects of health law relating to clinical practice
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. describe basic clinical assessment considerations in gerontology and paediatrics
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate professional communication skills
    • GA6:
  7. formulate and justify safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Bickley, L, 2013, Bates’ guide to physical examination and history taking, 11th edn, Walters Klewer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.