Students will build on previous knowledge on history taking skills and will learn how to develop focussed questions for a specific complaint. Clinical reasoning continues to be developed in this unit with a focus on patient presentations affecting the thorax, however there is an expectation students are now able to integrate information from a patient history, clinical examination and medical tests to justify their differential diagnoses relating to a presenting complaint.
HBS2304 - Clinical Skills 3
|1.||Relate the principles of advanced history taking to the recording of details for the presenting complaint;|
|2.||Exhibit and interpret a clinical examination of systemic health (vital signs) and systems of the thorax (cardiovascular, respiratory, vascular, musculoskeletal);|
|3.||Interpret common medical tests that may be used in diagnosis and management of conditions of the thorax;|
|4.||Exemplify clinical reasoning for analysing common conditions of the thorax;|
|5.||Demonstrate and explain osteopathic manual techniques of the thorax including spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) and relevant safety considerations;|
|6.||Report on their observation of a clinical consultation.|
|Examination||Written paper (30 minutes) (equivalent to 500 words)||15%|
|Project||Video of history taking with reflective journal (10 minutes) (equivalent to 1,500 words)||35%|
|Examination||Practical examination of technique (20 minutes) and examination (20 minutes) (equivalent to 2,000 words) (hurdle requirement)||50%|
|Journal||Written reflection after observation of clinical environment (500 words) (hurdle requirement)||0%|
Manipulation of the spine, thorax and pelvis: An osteopathic perspective. 4th Ed
Gibbons, P., & Tehan, P. (2016)
Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking. 11th ed.
Bickley, L. S. (2012)
Philadelphia, US: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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