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PG Coursework Unit
Faculty & College
This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
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:
demonstrate advanced skills in conducting a full patient history
competently and safely perform a full patient physical examination with minimal supervisory support
develop defence of working diagnosis based on clinical reasoning skills
formulate and explain a management plan and commence a safe, rational and effective series of osteopathic treatments
demonstrate professional behaviour and attitudes, including taking personal responsibility for patient management
Critically reflect on own clinical performance and identify areas for professional development
work collaboratively within a team through the data analysis and preparation of a final report.
Teaching and assessment
Prescribed learning resources
- For physical examination and history taking: Bickley, L & Szilagyi, P, 2013, Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 11th edn, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia USA. ISBN: 978-1-60913-762-5.
Clinic Uniform- Clinic shirt, black scrub pants, enclosed appropriate footwear.
Own Clinical Examination Kit
Please refer to SCU Health Clinic Student Manual and relevant clinical policies.
Recommended reference materials include use of databases of peer reviewed journals to the area of study, including: CINAHL, AMED, Proquest 5000, Science Direct, Wiley Interscience, Expanded Academic ASAP, and the Cochrane Library.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.