Provides students with supervised clinical experience in integrated naturopathic practice, combining physiotherapy, nutrition, homœopathy and tactile therapies within a student clinic. Within this supervised environment the student clinician will be responsible for case planning and management. Learning is supported by external observational placements in community clinics
Whilst in clinic it is expected that students will participate and gain skills in the following areas:
Case management — assessment, diagnosis, planning, therapeutic intervention, evaluation
Critical review of cases by peer and supervisor interaction
Clinic management (dispensary, room monitor)
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||Clinical a) take a comprehensive health history from a patient b) demonstrate physical examination skills in the management of clinical cases c) generate differential and working diagnoses for specific cases d) develop a management plan for specific cases e) overall, demonstrate a foundational level of clinical skills||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Professional a) safely determine the limitations of naturopathic practice b) demonstrate professional competence, attitudes and standards appropriate for practice c) competently determine the appropriate point for referral to other health care professionals d) demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills, workplace professionalism and teamwork e) outline and apply medico-legal and ethical principles pertaining to clinical practice f) engage in continuing education related to field of work||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||Communication a) competently communicate by written and oral means with patients, peers, staff and other health care professionals b) choose language and terminology appropriate to the situation||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||Integration a) apply and explain the integration of naturopathic modalities in case management b) apply holistic principles in case management c) apply and explain the use of each of the naturopathic modalities when used alone and in conjunction with each other||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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