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Unit description

Provides students with a deepening understanding of the diagnostic theory and methods in primary care medicine, with particular focus on diagnostic imaging, orthopaedics, rheumatology and neurology. This unit also aims to develop advanced clinical reasoning while integrating the osteopathic principles and practices in patient care. Simulated clinical cases are used to develop clinical reasoning skills.  

Unit content

1. Interpretation of diagnostic imaging

2. Principles of orthopaedics

3. Principles of rheumatology

4. Principles of neurology

5. Case study development/ Principles of the osteopathic consultation

6. Principles of the overall management plan

 

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:
1synthesise pathophysiological theory into practice in the context of common patient presentations relative to the orthopaedic, rheumatological, and neurological systems
2demonstrate diagnostic clinical reasoning in these systems, including physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
3critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
4construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process

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

  1. synthesise pathophysiological theory into practice in the context of common patient presentations relative to the orthopaedic, rheumatological, and neurological systems
  2. demonstrate diagnostic clinical reasoning in these systems, including physical examination, laboratory and imaging technologies
  3. critically explore the integration of the osteopathic concept of health and disease with the diagnostic process
  4. construct management of patient cases based on an integrated diagnostic process

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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