UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
HLT00277 Clinical Preparation II
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.
Topic 1: Features of holistic clinical assessment
Topic 2: Clinical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease
Topic 3: Case history taking and recording
Topic 4: Physical examination of bodily systems running parallel with Clinical Diagnosis I: gastrointestinal, respiratory, integumentary, endocrine and haematological systems
Topic 5: Integrated approaches to the management of common clinical problems
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||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:
apply holistic clinical assessment of the cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal and genito-urinary systems.
recognise and assess the signs and symptoms of dysfunction and unwellness, and the need for referral, in each of these bodily systems
assemble a concise patient record based on clinical assessment findings
describe core aspects of health law relating to clinical practice
describe basic clinical assessment considerations in gerontology and paediatrics
demonstrate professional communication skills
formulate and justify safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems.
- Bickley, L, 2013, Bates’ guide to physical examination and history taking, 11th edn, Walters Klewer Health / Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.