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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students with the experience of working with a mixed caseload, and with clients exhibiting profiles, not previously encountered. Students apply clinical reasoning, profession specific and inter-professional skills to clients with a range of disorders.

Unit content

Theory and preclinical information on:

  • Principles of interdisciplinary practice and roles within interdisciplinary teams
  • Evidence-based practice using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health Framework 
  • Clinical reasoning and treatment planning for clients with a range of disorders
  • Discipline specific assessment and intervention techniques
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to patient management.

Simulated and actual clinic experience (under supervision) in:

  • Assessing and interpreting clinical data
  • Writing reports of finding; providing recommendations regarding intervention and planning for intervention
  • Presentation and discussion of client details to audiences as appropriate
  • Selecting outcome measurements to track progress of clients
  • Applying profession specific and inter-professional assessment and intervention skills.

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 effective clinical reasoning, profession specific and inter-professional skills for clients with a range of disorders, and critically reflect on clinical practice
2 conceptualise and integrate use of the ICF, Disability and Health framework in the diagnosis of impairment (body function and structure) and its impact on life activities and participation
3 assess, plan, implement, measure and evaluate intervention for clients and their caregivers based on appropriate evidence, and using relevant technologies
4 write professional reports that include recommendations based on evidence and justified with clinical reasoning
5 identify and describe the roles of members of the inter-disciplinary team involved in client management and care

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

  1. apply effective clinical reasoning, profession specific and inter-professional skills for clients with a range of disorders, and critically reflect on clinical practice
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. conceptualise and integrate use of the ICF, Disability and Health framework in the diagnosis of impairment (body function and structure) and its impact on life activities and participation
    • GA4:
  3. assess, plan, implement, measure and evaluate intervention for clients and their caregivers based on appropriate evidence, and using relevant technologies
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. write professional reports that include recommendations based on evidence and justified with clinical reasoning
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. identify and describe the roles of members of the inter-disciplinary team involved in client management and care
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Higgs, J, Ajjawi, R, McAllister, L, Trede, F, & Loftus, S, 2012, Communicating in the health sciences, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780195579048.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.