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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 112 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 12 hrs (Across the session)
Community/Professional placement 5 hrs  (20 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Practical - MiniCEXSR
Research ProposalSR

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Fee information


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