Develops further the clinical skills required in the holistic assessment of the individual. Emphasis is on cue recognition of physical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease. Practical methods for the management of common problems encountered in clinical practice will also be studied, along with legal aspects of health care practice.
Topic 1: Features of holistic clinical assessment
Topic 2: Clinical signs and symptoms of unwellness and disease
Topic 3: Case history taking and recording
Topic 4: Physical examination of bodily systems running parallel with Clinical Diagnosis I: gastrointestinal, respiratory, integumentary, endocrine and haematological systems
Topic 5: Integrated approaches to the management of common clinical problems
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||apply holistic clinical assessment of the cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal and genito-urinary systems.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||recognise and assess the signs and symptoms of dysfunction and unwellness, and the need for referral, in each of these bodily systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||assemble a concise patient record based on clinical assessment findings||Ethical practice|
|4||describe core aspects of health law relating to clinical practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||describe basic clinical assessment considerations in gerontology and paediatrics||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate professional communication skills||Communication and social skills|
|7||formulate and justify safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bickley, L, 2013, Bates’ guide to physical examination and history taking, 11th edn, Walters Klewer Health / Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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