Unit aim

Provides students with the experience of working with a mixed caseload, and with clients exhibiting profiles, not previously encountered. Students apply clinical reasoning, profession specific and inter-professional skills to clients with a range of disorders.

Unit content

Theory and preclinical information on:

  1. Clinical reasoning and treatment planning for clients with a range of disorders
  2. Evidence-based practice using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework (ICF) (WHO, 2001)
  3. Creating a Clinical Pattern
  4. Using technology to access resources for best practice

Simulated and actual clinic experience (under supervision) in:

  1. Assessing and interpreting clinical data
  2. Writing reports of finding; providing recommendations regarding intervention and planning for intervention
  3. Presentation and discussion of client details to audiences as appropriate
  4. Selecting outcome measurements to track progress of clients
  5. 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Higgs, J, Ajjawi, R, McAllister L, Trede, F and Loftus, S, 2012, Communicating in the health sciences, 3rd, Oxford, Sydney. ISBN: 978 0 19 557904 8.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (Week 10)
Community/Professional placement 8 hours (12 days over session 2)
Lecture on-site 1 hour
Tutorial on-site 1 hour
Assessment
Clinical Pattern Part 120%
OSCE50%
Clinical Skills - Podiatry Students (DOPS) Speech Pathology Students (COMPASS)SR
Clinical Pattern Part 230%
Notice

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Fee information

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