Provides students with a deepening understanding of the diagnostic theory and methods 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 problems in these systems. An additional aim is to establish the business skills necessary for practice in the community.
Topic 1: Principles of reproductive medicine and obstetrics Review of pathology Advanced diagnostic skills Management of the pregnant patient
Topic 2: Principles of gastroenterology Review of pathology Advanced diagnostic skills
Topic 3: Principles of health practice Business models and ethics Taxation Insurance Responsibilities
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 the signs and symptoms of disease in patient presentations in the gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems and in the obstetrics domain||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||Develop working diagnoses in these systems based on findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process||Intellectual rigour||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||Evaluate the professional issues of osteopathic practice, including business skills, ethics, medicolegal and financial management||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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