Introduces and develops the clinical skills of physical examination and case taking required in holistic health assessment. Emphasis is on cue recognition of physical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease. Formulation of management plans for common clinical problems will also be introduced. Learning will be supported by both internal and external supervised clinical placements.
Topic 1: Holistic clinical assessment of the individual
Topic 2: Clinical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease
Topic 3: Case history taking
Topic 4: Physical examination of specified systems
Topic 5: Clinical assessment issues in certain specialties
Topic 6: Health law pertaining to clinical practice
Topic 7: Professionalism and communication skills in clinical practice
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||demonstrate holistic clinical assessment of the individual in specified systems.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||identify the signs and symptoms of disease, safety issues, and conditions in which referral is necessary in each of the specified bodily systems.||Intellectual rigour|
|3||assemble a concise patient record based on clinical assessment findings.||Communication and social skills|
|4||apply basic ethico-legal principles pertaining to health care practice.||Ethical practice|
|5||demonstrate therapeutic communication skills.||Communication and social skills|
|6||formulate safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Practical session 2 hours (12 weeks)|
|Community/Professional placement 6 hours (12 weeks)|
|Clinical skills logbook||SR|
|Short written response||SR|
|Clinical Skills Role Play||SR|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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