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Unit description

This unit advances the student osteopathic clinician experience of case history taking, differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning, patient management plans and treatment strategies informed by the best available evidence in a supervised clinical practice setting.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate proficiency in conducting a full patient history
2perform a full patient physical examination in context at a proficient level
3practice advanced clinical reasoning skills with direction to formulate and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and effective series of osteopathic treatments
4exemplify high standards of professional behaviour and attitudes, reflective practice and inter and intra-professional communication

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

  1. demonstrate proficiency in conducting a full patient history
  2. perform a full patient physical examination in context at a proficient level
  3. practice advanced clinical reasoning skills with direction to formulate and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and effective series of osteopathic treatments
  4. exemplify high standards of professional behaviour and attitudes, reflective practice and inter and intra-professional communication

Teaching and assessment

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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