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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Further develops the skills of the commencing osteopathic clinician by increasing patient contact and responsibility, deepens teamwork and critical analytic skills in a team based research project as data analysis and write-up progresses.

Unit content

Students undertake learning experiences to further develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills learned in previous units. Reflective practice and the development of clinical reasoning are key components of this unit

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 advanced skills in conducting a full patient historyEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2competently and safely perform a full patient physical examination with minimal supervisory supportEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3develop defence of working diagnosis based on 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 taking personal responsibility for patient managementEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6Critically reflect on own clinical performance and identify areas for professional developmentEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
7work collaboratively within a team through the data analysis and preparation of a final report.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate advanced skills in conducting a full patient history
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. competently and safely perform a full patient physical examination with minimal supervisory support
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. develop defence of working diagnosis based on 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 taking personal responsibility for patient management
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. Critically reflect on own clinical performance and identify areas for professional development
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  7. work collaboratively within a team through the data analysis and preparation of a final report.
    • 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 12 hours  (Across Session)
Tutorial on-site 2hrs (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 2 x 5 hour clinic shifts (18 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skillsSR
Exam: vivaSR
Report on Research ProjectSR
Exam: practicalSR
Case studySR
PortfolioSR

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 2 x 5 hour clinic shifts (18 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 12 hours  (Across Session)
Tutorial on-site 2hrs (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skillsSR
Exam: vivaSR
Report on Research ProjectSR
Exam: practicalSR
Case studySR
PortfolioSR
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
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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