Provides students with a deepening understanding of the diagnostic theory and methods in primary care medicine, with particular focus on aged care, rehabilitation studies and exercise as therapy, psychology and counselling, pain management and paediatrics. This unit also aims to develop advanced clinical reasoning while integrating the osteopathic principles and practices into patient care. Simulated clinical cases are used to develop clinical reasoning skills.
- The biopsychosocial model of health and illness
Principles of psychology and counselling relevant to osteopathic practice
- Psychosocial issues in osteopathy practice
- Mind-body medicine
- Cognitive approaches in pain management
Principles of rehabilitation studies, and lifestyle management plans
- Review of principles of exercise prescription
- Advanced diagnostic skills
- Rehabilitation in osteopathic practice
Principles of aged care
- Osteopathy in aged care
Principles of Paediatrics
- Osteopathy in paediatrics
- Principles of Integrated care
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||identify and explain the signs and symptoms and diagnostic processes of disease identification in patient presentations in the aged care and paediatric domains||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||describe models of pain management, including the bio-psychosocial model||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||demonstrate competency in clinical counselling, applying knowledge of the psychological influences on health||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate competency in constructing appropriate lifestyle management plans for patient based on the principles of rehabilitation||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|5||critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|6||demonstrate rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills in the development of management plans for simulated patient cases||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||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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