This unit, Patient, practitioner and health system 2, continues to focus on the application of their skills and knowledge to different patient populations with a focus on pregnancy, the adolescent and young patient. Students will consider psychopathlogies relevant to osteopathic practice by identifying the common conditions affecting the Australian population. In this unit students will also investigate patients expectations and experiences of osteopathic care. 

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HMH7101 - Patient, Practitioner and Health System 7


HMH7902 - Evidence for Practice 8

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the physiological, anatomical, functional and psychosocial changes of the paediatric, adolescent, and obstetric patient.  
  2. Appraise the symptoms of the most prevalent psychopathologies affecting the Australian population  
  3. Investigate patient expectations, access and experience of osteopathic care  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Identify the symptoms of the most prevalent psychopathologies effecting the Australian population (equivalent to 3000 words) 30%
Test Two Quizzes (1 hour each) 30%
Performance Contribution and group collaboration in problem based learning classes (equivalent to 2000 words) 20%
Presentation Problem based learning presentation (equivalent to 2000 words) 20%

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