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Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Develops the skills of the beginning osteopathic clinician in supervised clinical practice including case history taking, differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning, patient management plans and treatment strategies. Also develops teamwork skills working in a team-based research project.

Unit content

  • Provides 102 hours of clinical practice under the supervision of one or more osteopathic clinical educators and 24 hours of grand rounds
  • Professional behaviours in osteopathic student clinic
  • Integrating theory and practice skills as a beginning student osteopathic clinician
  • Reflective practice: reflecting on self
  • Clinical reasoning in osteopathic clinic
  • Research project: retrieving and critically appraising literature, writing a literature review.

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:
1demonstrate skills in taking a full patient case history at a beginning student practitioner level
2perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at a beginning student practitioner level
3demonstrate and explain the diagnostic process in a specific case context at a beginning student practitioner level
4implement and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments at a beginning student practitioner level
5demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including reliability and developing time management and data recording skills
6reflect on own clinical practice skills and experiences
7work collaboratively within a team on a research project proposal, retrieving and critically appraising relevant literature.

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

  1. demonstrate skills in taking a full patient case history at a beginning student practitioner level
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at a beginning student practitioner level
  3. demonstrate and explain the diagnostic process in a specific case context at a beginning student practitioner level
  4. implement and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments at a beginning student practitioner level
  5. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including reliability and developing time management and data recording skills
  6. reflect on own clinical practice skills and experiences
  7. work collaboratively within a team on a research project proposal, retrieving and critically appraising relevant literature.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 1 x 5 hr shift weekly  (18 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Community/Professional placement 12 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Practical - MiniCEXSR
VIVA ExamSR
Research ProposalSR

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 12 hrs (Across the session)
Community/Professional placement 1 x 5 hr shift weekly  (18 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Practical - MiniCEXSR
VIVA ExamSR
Research ProposalSR
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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