Provides students with a deepening understanding of the diagnostic theory and methods in primary care medicine, with particular concentration on the modules of immunology, cardiology, respiratory and paediatrics. This unit also aims to integrate the osteopathic principles and practices into knowledge of public health and patient problems in these systems.
Topic 1: Principles of Public Health Clinical Epidemiology Social determinants of health
Topic 2: Principles of immunology Review of pathology Advanced diagnostic skills
Topic 3: Principles of cardiology Review of pathology Advanced diagnostic skills
Topic 4: Principles of pulmonary medicine Review of pathology Advanced diagnostic skills
Topic 5: Principles of paediatrics Review of major pathologies Advanced diagnostic skills
Topic 6: Case study development, including:
- Case history interview Integration of basic and clinical sciences
- Nutritional and lifestyle considerations
- Diagnostic work up
- Development of a rational management plan
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||evaluate signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the immune, cardiology and respiratory systems, and the paediatric domain||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||construct rational management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||examine the principles of public and social health including clinical epidemiology,||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|7||appraise the place of osteopathic medicine within these spheres.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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