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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Students undertake clinical practice and case-based tutorials where they will apply clinical reasoning, profession specific and interdisciplinary skills to clients with a range of disorders.

Unit content

Theory and preclinical information on:

  • Principles of interdisciplinary practice and roles within interdisciplinary teams
  • Evidence-based practice using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health Framework 
  • Clinical reasoning and treatment planning for clients with a range of disorders
  • Discipline specific assessment and intervention techniques
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to client management.

Clinic experience (under supervision) in:

  • Assessing and interpreting clinical data
  • Writing reports of findings; providing recommendations regarding intervention and planning for intervention
  • Presentation and discussion of client details to audiences as appropriate
  • Selecting outcome measurements to track progress of clients
  • Applying profession specific and inter-professional assessment and intervention skills.

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 apply effective clinical reasoning, profession specific and inter-professional skills for clients with a range of disorders, and critically reflect on clinical practice
2 conceptualise and integrate use of the ICF, Disability and Health framework in the diagnosis of impairment (body function and structure) and its impact on life activities and participation
3 assess, plan, implement, measure and evaluate intervention for clients and their caregivers based on appropriate evidence, and using relevant technologies
4 write professional reports that include recommendations based on evidence and justified with clinical reasoning
5 identify and describe the roles of members of the inter-disciplinary team involved in client management and care

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

  1. apply effective clinical reasoning, profession specific and inter-professional skills for clients with a range of disorders, and critically reflect on clinical practice
  2. conceptualise and integrate use of the ICF, Disability and Health framework in the diagnosis of impairment (body function and structure) and its impact on life activities and participation
  3. assess, plan, implement, measure and evaluate intervention for clients and their caregivers based on appropriate evidence, and using relevant technologies
  4. write professional reports that include recommendations based on evidence and justified with clinical reasoning
  5. identify and describe the roles of members of the inter-disciplinary team involved in client management and care

Prescribed texts

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