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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

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students with a deepening understanding of evidence-based diagnosis and treatment in primary care medicine, with particular concentration on the modules of gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems and in the obstetrics domain while integrating the osteopathic principles and practices into patient presentations in these systems. An additional aim is to establish the business skills necessary for practice in the community.

Unit content

  • Principles of reproductive medicine and obstetrics, review of pathology, advanced evidence-based diagnosis and management of the pregnant patient
  • Principles of gastroenterology and genitourinary medicine, review of pathology, advanced evidence-based diagnosis and management
  • Principles of health practice, business models and ethics, taxation and insurance responsibilities
  • Case study development, including case history interview, integrating basic and clinical sciences, nutritional and lifestyle considerations, diagnostic work up and development of an evidence-based 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 evaluate the signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems and in the obstetrics domain
2 develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
3 critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
4 construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
5 defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills
6 evaluate the professional issues of osteopathic practice, including business skills, ethics, medicolegal and financial management

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

  1. evaluate the signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems and in the obstetrics domain
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  5. defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. evaluate the professional issues of osteopathic practice, including business skills, ethics, medicolegal and financial management
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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