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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides students with a deepening understanding of the diagnostic theory and methods in primary care medicine, with particular concentration on the modules of Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Neurology. This unit also aims to integrate the osteopathic principles and practices into patient problems in these systems.

Unit content

Topic 1: Principles of diagnostic imaging

  • Physics
  • Radiology

Topic 2: Principles of orthopaedics

  • Review of pathology
  • Advanced diagnostic skills

Topic 3: Principles of rheumatology

  • Review of pathology
  • Advanced diagnostic skills

Topic 4: Principles of neurology

  • Review of neuromuscular physiology
  • Motor control and learning
  • Review of pathology
  • Advanced diagnostic skills

Topic 5: Case study development, including:

  • Case history interview
  • Integration of basic and clinical sciences
  • Nutritional and lifestyle considerations
  • Diagnostic work up
  • Development of a rational management plan

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 identify the signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the orthopaedic, rheumatological, and neurological systems
2 demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic processes in these systems, including physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
3 demonstrate an understanding of the neuromuscular control of posture and movement within a clinical context
4 critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
5 construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
6 demonstrate the development of rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills.

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

  1. identify the signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the orthopaedic, rheumatological, and neurological systems
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic processes in these systems, including physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the neuromuscular control of posture and movement within a clinical context
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  5. construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  6. demonstrate the development of rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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