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Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Further develops the skills of the commencing osteopathic clinician by increasing patient contact and responsibility, 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 further 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate advanced skills in conducting a full patient history
2 competently and safely perform a full patient physical examination with minimal supervisory support
3 develop defence of working diagnosis based on 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 taking personal responsibility for patient management
6 Critically reflect on own clinical performance and identify areas for professional development
7 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 advanced skills in conducting a full patient history
  2. competently and safely perform a full patient physical examination with minimal supervisory support
  3. develop defence of working diagnosis based on 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 taking personal responsibility for patient management
  6. Critically reflect on own clinical performance and identify areas for professional development
  7. work collaboratively within a team through the data analysis and preparation of a final report.

Prescribed texts

  • For physical 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.