Patient and Health System 1extend students' knowledge of the Australian healthcare system, with an emphasis on the health professional services available to patients. Students consider determinants of health, building on students developing knowledge of health, illness and disease affecting the Australian public. Health enhancing and risk behaviours are related to common diseases and students will reflect on the role of various health professions in delivering healthcare to patients. Students explore the impact of psychosocial factors on health status and health behaviours.
|1.||Reflect on the position of Osteopathy in the broader health system;|
|2.||Relate the health enhancing and health risk behaviours to common diseases in Australia;|
|3.||Review the current approaches to health education, health promotion and disease prevention;|
|4.||Reflect on psychological, social and environmental factors impacting health & well-being; and|
|5.||Identify outcome measures used for patient assessment in Osteopathic practice.|
|Case Study||Written report on identifying and managing risk factors in health-related practice||30%|
|Presentation||Group presentation - Outcome measures in healthcare||30%|
|Test||Simulated patient psychosocial risks MCQ (2)||40%|
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