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 low back and 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 the lumbar region;|
|3.||Interpret common medical tests that may be used in diagnosis and management of conditions of the spine;|
|4.||Exemplify clinical reasoning for analysing common conditions of the spine;|
|5.||Exhibit and explain osteopathic manual techniques of the lumbar spine including spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) and relevant safety considerations;|
|Test||Online Quiz (30 mins, equivalent to 500 words)||15%|
|Test||Online Quiz (50 mins, equivalent to 1000 words)||25%|
|Presentation||Group presentation (15mins, 500 words)||10%|
|Practicum||Practical examination (30 mins) (hurdle requirement) (equivalent to 2000 words)||50%|
Manipulation of the spine, thorax and pelvis: An osteopathic perspective. 4th Ed
Gibbons, P., & Tehan, P. (2016)
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