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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

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 Aged Care, Rehabilitation Studies and exercise as therapy, Psychology and Counselling, and Pain Management. This unit also aims to integrate the osteopathic principles and practices into patient problems in these modules.

Unit content

Topic 1: Pain management in osteopathic practice
Topic 2: Principles of pain management - review of physiology and pathology of pain - advanced diagnostic skills
Topic 3: The Biopsychosocial model of health and illness
Topic 4: Principles of rehabilitation studies, and lifestyle management plans
Topic 5: Review of principles of exercise prescription - advanced diagnostic skills
Topic 6: Osteopathy in aged care, aged care principles
Topic 7: Principles of psychology and counselling
Topic 8: Principles of mind-body medicine
Topic 9: 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 aged care domain and demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic processes in this domain, including physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
2 demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of pain, including the bio-psychosocial model
3 demonstrate knowledge of the psychological concept of health and competency in clinical counselling
4 understand the principles of rehabilitation studies, and demonstrate competency in constructing appropriate lifestyle management plans
5 critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
6 construct rational management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
7 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 aged care domain and demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic processes in this domain, including physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of pain, including the bio-psychosocial model
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the psychological concept of health and competency in clinical counselling
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  4. understand the principles of rehabilitation studies, and demonstrate competency in constructing appropriate lifestyle management plans
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  5. critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. construct rational management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. 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.