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Not offered in 2020

Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1evaluate signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the immune, cardiology and respiratory systems, and the paediatric domain
2develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
3critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
4construct rational management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
5defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills
6examine the principles of public and social health including clinical epidemiology,
7appraise the place of osteopathic medicine within these spheres.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. evaluate signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the immune, cardiology and respiratory systems, and the paediatric domain
  2. develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
  3. critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
  4. construct rational management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
  5. defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills
  6. examine the principles of public and social health including clinical epidemiology,
  7. appraise the place of osteopathic medicine within these spheres.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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