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Gold Coast
Lismore

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.

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
4develop and explain a management plan, including for chronic pain and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation and commence a safe, rational and evidence-based series of osteopathic treatments
5demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including efficient time management and recording skills
6critically reflect on the patient’s experience of osteopathic practice
7work collaboratively within a team on a research project: critically analysing relevant literature and aligning methodology to research questions

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
  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
  5. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including efficient time management and recording skills
  6. critically reflect on the patient’s experience of osteopathic practice
  7. work collaboratively within a team on a research project: critically analysing relevant literature and aligning methodology to research questions

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 1 x 5hr shift weekly (24 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Community/Professional placement 12 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Practical - MiniCEXSR
VIVA ExamSR
Literature reviewSR
PresentationSR
Professional placementSR

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 1 x 5hr shift weekly (24 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Community/Professional placement 12 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Practical - MiniCEXSR
VIVA ExamSR
Literature reviewSR
PresentationSR
Professional placementSR
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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