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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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. Teamwork and critical analytical skills are further developed in a team-based research project.

Unit content

  • Provides 132 hours of clinical practice under the supervision of one or more osteopathic clinical educators and 24 hours of grand rounds
  • Professional behaviours in osteopathic student clinic
  • Integrating theory and practical skills
  • Reflective practice: reflecting on the patient’s  context
  • Further developing clinical reasoning
  • Research project: literature review, aligning methodology to research question, ethics in research

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate skills in taking a full patient case history at an intermediate student practitioner level in an evidence-based contextCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at the level of an intermediate student practitioner levelEthical practiceCultural competence
3implement and explain the diagnostic process at the level of an intermediate student practitioner levelEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
4develop and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatmentsEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including efficient time management and recording skillsEthical practice
6critically reflect on the patient’s experience of osteopathic practiceEthical practice
7work collaboratively within a team on a research project: critically analysing relevant literature and aligning methodology to research questionsEthical practice

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
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in an evidence-based context at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. implement and explain the diagnostic process at the level of an intermediate student practitioner level
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. develop and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including efficient time management and recording skills
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  6. critically reflect on the patient’s experience of osteopathic practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  7. work collaboratively within a team on a research project: critically analysing relevant literature and aligning methodology to research questions
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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