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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Develops the skills of the commencing osteopathic clinician through patient contact, and develops teamwork and critical analytic skills in a team based research project.

Unit content

Students undertake learning experiences to develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills learned in previous units. Reflective practice and the development of clinical reasoning are key components of this unit.

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 skill in the taking of a full patient history
2 perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context
3 demonstrate and explain the diagnostic process in a specific case context
4 develop and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments
5 demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including time management, data recording and reliability
6 demonstrate appropriate reflective clinical practice skills
7 demonstrate ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and critical analysis of the relevant literature of a research project.

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

  1. demonstrate skill in the taking of a full patient history
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate and explain the diagnostic process in a specific case context
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. develop and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including time management, data recording and reliability
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. demonstrate appropriate reflective clinical practice skills
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. demonstrate ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and critical analysis of the relevant literature of a research project.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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