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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students with a deepening understanding of evidence-based diagnosis and treatment in primary care medicine, with particular concentration on the modules of gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems and in the obstetrics domain while integrating the osteopathic principles and practices into patient presentations in these systems. An additional aim is to establish the business skills necessary for practice in the community.

Unit content

  • Principles of reproductive medicine and obstetrics, review of pathology, advanced evidence-based diagnosis and management of the pregnant patient
  • Principles of gastroenterology and genitourinary medicine, review of pathology, advanced evidence-based diagnosis and management
  • Principles of health practice, business models and ethics, taxation and insurance responsibilities
  • Case study development, including case history interview, integrating basic and clinical sciences, nutritional and lifestyle considerations, diagnostic work up and development of an evidence-based 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1evaluate the signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems and in the obstetrics domainIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologiesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic processIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic processIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
5defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skillsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6evaluate the professional issues of osteopathic practice, including business skills, ethics, medicolegal and financial managementIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. evaluate the signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems and in the obstetrics domain
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. evaluate the professional issues of osteopathic practice, including business skills, ethics, medicolegal and financial management
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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