Provides a comprehensive introduction to clinical skills required in the holistic assessment of the individual with particular emphasis on osteopathic physical examination.
- Communication and patient interview skills
- Mechanical, physiological and biochemical changes found in selected disorders compared to normal anatomy and physiology
- Signs and symptoms of common conditions of regions and systems of the body
- Critical analysis of the evidence supporting assessment and diagnosis of common conditions
- Physical assessment of the regions of the body, integrating the neurological, musculoskeletal and visceral systems
- Developing management plans for common clinical problems
- Professional behaviour and ethico-legal requirements for health care practice
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||demonstrate basic patient interview and communication skills||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|2||contrast the mechanical, physiological and biochemical changes found in selected disorders to normal anatomy and physiology of specific regions and systems of the body||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify and interpret the signs and symptoms of disease affecting specific regions and systems of the body||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate beginner skills of physical assessment of specific regions and systems of the body||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||formulate safe, hypothetical management plans for common clinical problems of specific regions and systems of the body||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||demonstrate adherence to ethico-legal requirements for health care practice and developing professional behaviour||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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