LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Further develops the skills of the student osteopathic clinician in supervised clinical practice including application of theoretical concepts to case history taking, differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning, patient management plans and treatment strategies informed by the best available evidence. Teamwork and critical analytical skills are further developed 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 practical skills
  • Reflective practice: reflecting on the patient’s  context
  • Further developing clinical reasoning
  • Research project: literature review, aligning methodology to research question, ethics in research

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 2

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 1 x 5hr shift weekly (20 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Community/Professional placement 12 hrs (Across the session)
Practical - MiniCEXSR
Literature reviewSR
Professional placementSR

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

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Fee information


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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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