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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Develops the skills of the beginning osteopathic clinician in supervised clinical practice including case history taking, differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning, patient management plans and treatment strategies. Also develops teamwork skills working in a team-based research project.

Unit content

  • Provides 112 hours of clinical practice under the supervision of one or more osteopathic clinical educators and 24 hours of grand rounds
  • Professional behaviours in osteopathic student clinic
  • Integrating theory and practice skills as a beginning student osteopathic clinician
  • Reflective practice: reflecting on self
  • Clinical reasoning in osteopathic clinic
  • Research project: retrieving and critically appraising literature, writing a literature review.

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 skills in taking a full patient case history at a beginning student practitioner level
2 perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at a beginning student practitioner level
3 demonstrate and explain the diagnostic process in a specific case context at a beginning student practitioner level
4 implement and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments at a beginning student practitioner level
5 demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including reliability and developing time management and data recording skills
6 reflect on own clinical practice skills and experiences
7 work collaboratively within a team on a research project proposal, retrieving and critically appraising relevant literature

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

  1. demonstrate skills in taking a full patient case history at a beginning student practitioner level
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at a beginning student practitioner level
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate and explain the diagnostic process in a specific case context at a beginning student practitioner level
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  4. implement and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments at a beginning student practitioner level
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including reliability and developing time management and data recording skills
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  6. reflect on own clinical practice skills and experiences
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  7. work collaboratively within a team on a research project proposal, retrieving and critically appraising relevant literature
    • GA3:
    • GA5: