Builds on the unit HLT00274 - Clinical Diagnosis I and continues student development of critical analytic skills, clinical reasoning and safety within clinical practice. Material is presented in a problem-based learning format, with a significant portion embedded within an interactive software package.
Topic 1: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the cardiovascular and haematopoietic systems
Topic 2: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the neurologic system
Topic 3: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Topic 4: Integrated clinical problem solving approach to diagnose disorders of the renal and reproductive systems
Topic 5: Medical investigations - clinical biochemistry, clinical haematology, clinical microbiology, clinical immunology and medical imaging
Topic 6: Selected issues in clinical pharmacology
Topic 7: Safety issues
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||recognise and explain the common presentations of disease||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate practical skills in eliciting an appropriate history from patients presenting with common symptoms||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically analyse a patient history and be able to compile a diagnostic profile relating to the presentation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||recognise and explain clinical signs and how to elicit these signs||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||determine a provisional diagnosis based on critical analysis of the symptoms and signs in a clinical presentation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||explain common medical investigations and their use in clinical practice and demonstrate the skills needed to use results from them to validate a provisional diagnosis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||demonstrate safety as a clinician by (i) explaining the limitations of health professionals in clinical practice, (ii) explaining selected issues of clinical pharmacology, and (iii) explaining the appropriate referral procedure for a range of common presentations outside the competence of non-medical health practitioners.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
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Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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