Clinical skills 5a, occurs in the classroom and introduces students to osteopathic manual techniques, clinical examination and medical tests relevant to the abdomen. Clinical reasoning continues to be developed in this unit with a focus on patient presentations affecting the abdomen, 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.
Clinical skills 5b, occurs in the work integrated learning (clinical) environment and provides students with osteopathic workplace experience through their clinical placement hours in the student led osteopathic clinics within the university. Students observe senior students treating members of the public under the supervision of osteopathic clinical educators and contribute to the operational running of the clinic. The clinical placement hours within this unit develop students' capacity for teamwork, collaboration with peers and supervisors and communication with patients.
Students may be required to obtain a 'Working With Children Check' and 'Police Check' prior to undertaking the unit.
HBS2404 - Clinical Skills 4
HBS3501 - Patient, Practitioner and Health System 5
HBS3502 - Evidence for Practice 5
HBS3503 - Scientific Basis for Osteopathy 5
|1.||Relate the principles of advanced history taking to recording details for the presenting complaint;|
|2.||Exhibit and interpret a physical examination of the systems of the abdomen;|
|3.||Interpret common medical tests that may be used in diagnosis and management of conditions of the abdomen;|
|4.||Exemplify clinical reasoning for common conditions of the abdomen; and|
|5.||Exhibit osteopathic manual techniques for the spine (including spinal manipulative therapy), abdomen and lymphatics.|
|Project||Video of history taking with reflective journal (equivalent to 1000 words)||20%|
|Examination||45 minute practical examination of manual technique and examination of spine, abdomen and pelvis (equivalent to 2500 words)||50%|
|Examination||1.5 hour written paper (equivalent to 1500 words)||30%|
Greenman's principles of manual medicine 5th ed.
DeStefano, L. A. (2017)
Philadelphia, PA. : Wolters Kluwer.
Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking 12th ed.
Bickley, L. S. & Szilagyi, P.G. (2017)
Philadelphia, PA. : Wolters Kluwer,
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