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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Further develops the skills of the commencing osteopathic clinician by increasing patient contact and responsibility, and deepens teamwork and critical analytic skills in a team based research project as data analysis and write-up progresses.

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 competence in conducting a full patient history
2 competently perform a full patient physical examination
3 demonstrate competent clinical reasoning skills
4 formulate and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and effective series of osteopathic treatments
5 demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including time management, data recording and reliability
6 demonstrate appropriate clinical reflective practice skills
7 demonstrate ability to work collaboratively within a team through the data analysis and preparation of a final report.

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

  1. demonstrate competence in conducting a full patient history
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. competently perform a full patient physical examination
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate competent clinical reasoning skills
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. formulate and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and effective 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 clinical reflective practice skills
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. demonstrate ability to work collaboratively within a team through the data analysis and preparation of a final report.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • For Paeds examination and history taking: Bickley, L & Szilagyi, P, 2013, Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 11th edn, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia USA. ISBN: 978-1-60913-762-5.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.