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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Further develops the skills of the entry level osteopathic clinician by increasing patient contact in readiness for graduation. Deepens teamwork and critical analytic skills in a team based research project as the final report is developed to completion.

Unit content

  • Professional behaviours and competencies
  • Integration and application of theory and skills
  • Reflective practice
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Management planning

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 proficiency in conducting a full patient historyEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2perform a full patient physical examination in context at a proficient levelEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skillsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4formulate and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and effective series of osteopathic treatmentsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including time management, data recording and reliabilityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6demonstrate appropriate clinical reflective practice skillsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
7demonstrate ability to work collaboratively within a team through preparation of a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journalEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate proficiency in conducting a full patient history
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in context at a proficient level
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. formulate and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and effective series of osteopathic treatments
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including time management, data recording and reliability
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. demonstrate appropriate clinical reflective practice skills
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  7. demonstrate ability to work collaboratively within a team through preparation of a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 2 x 5 hour shifts  (24 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 12 hours (Over session)
Assessment
ePortfolioSR
Exam: vivaSR
Final Research ReportSR
Presentation of research projectSR
Exam: practicalSR
Case studySR

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 12 hours (Over session)
Community/Professional placement 2 x 5 hour shifts  (24 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
ePortfolioSR
Exam: vivaSR
Final Research ReportSR
Presentation of research projectSR
Exam: practicalSR
Case studySR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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