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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.  

Unit content

  1. Professional behaviours in the osteopathic student clinic
  2. Osteopathic principles as it relates to diagnosis and interpretation of findings in a diverse population
  3. Reflective practice: Introduction to the Gibbs Model of Reflection
  4. Overview of the Clinical reasoning cycle and its relevance to osteopathic practice
  5. Introduction to legal, professional, ethical standards, codes and guidelines of osteopathic practice and health care in Australia

 

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:
1demonstrate skills in taking a full patient case history at a beginning student practitioner level
2perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at a beginning student practitioner level with clear diagnostic rationale
3implement and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments at a beginning student practitioner level
4demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including ethical and reflective practice, teamwork and collaboration

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

  1. demonstrate skills in taking a full patient case history at a beginning student practitioner level
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at a beginning student practitioner level with clear diagnostic rationale
  3. implement and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation, and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments at a beginning student practitioner level
  4. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including ethical and reflective practice, teamwork and collaboration

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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