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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.

Unit content

  1. Professional behaviour in the osteopathic student clinic
  2. Introduction to professional practice reflecting on osteopathic scope of practice and the wise use of healthcare systems and resources
  3. Clinical reasoning and clinical reflection skills to integrate complex information and to contribute to continuous enhancement of professional practice
  4. Reflective practice: reflecting on the patient’s context and how it relates to a patient/person centred approach.

 

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 an intermediate student practitioner level in an evidence-based context
2perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level
3implement and explain the diagnostic process at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level with clear direction and ability to develop and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based treatment independently
4demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including efficient time management, recording skills, 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 an intermediate student practitioner level in an evidence-based context
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level
  3. implement and explain the diagnostic process at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level with clear direction and ability to develop and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based treatment independently
  4. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including efficient time management, recording skills, reflective practice, teamwork and collaboration

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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