2019 unit offering information will be available in September 2018
Introduces students to the concepts of lower limb assessment and diagnostics. Students will learn in a collaborative practical laboratory environment.
Initial approach to assessment of a patient
- Obtaining and interpreting a client history
- Systemic health and chronic disease
Clinical assessment of the body systems in relation to lower limbs
- Vascular assessment
- Neurological assessment
- Musculoskeletal assessment
- Dermatological assessment
- Footwear assessment
Assessment of specific patient groups:
- Assessment of the paediatric patient
- Assessment of the older person
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss relevance of patient history in assessment of the lower limb||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||perform clinical assessments of the lower limb||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||interpret physical assessment results with respect to the evidence base||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||interpret assessment results to inform diagnosis of lower limb conditions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||develop evidence based strategies to assess a patient’s health and presenting concerns||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||discuss roles of other health professionals in assessment of the lower limb||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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