2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Provides students with a deep understanding of the diagnostic theory and methods in primary care medicine while integrating osteopathic principles and practices into evidence-based patient care; develops professional and business knowledge and skills in readiness for independent community health practice.
Case study development, including:
- Case history interview
- Integration of basic and clinical sciences
- Nutritional and lifestyle considerations
- Diagnostic work up, incorporating best available evidence
- Development of a rational management plan, including chronic pain and neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and interprofessional collaboration
Cases will be drawn from the immunological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
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||evaluate the signs and symptoms of disease in a range of patient present||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||develop evidence-informed working diagnoses based on clinical guidelines and appropriate findings from physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||construct rational management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process and incorporating the best available evidence for neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic pain management||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||defend working diagnoses and treatment plans using rational clinical reasoning and problem solving skills||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||evaluate the professional issues of osteopathic practice, including business skills, ethics, medico-legal and financial management||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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