Clinical Practice 2 unit occurs in the clinical environment and provides students with osteopathic workplace experience through their clinical placement hours in the student led osteopathic clinics within the university and community sector. Students treat 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, and provides the environment for students to develop their confidence and maturity as an osteopathic practitioner.

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Online – Real Time
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate appropriate clinical assessment of the patient in the clinical environment including medical and osteopathic assessment  
  2. Formulate differential diagnoses, working diagnosis, and prognoses for the patient  
  3. Implement appropriate biopsychosocial treatment plan to meet the needs of diverse patient populations  
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills to meet the needs of diverse patient populations  
  5. Exhibit professional behaviours in all clinical settings  
  6. When appropriate, coordinate patient referral and access to relevant health and community services  


Assessment type Description Grade
Portfolio Clinical portfolio reporting completion of hours and patient treatments, clinical activities, clinical records assessment Pass/Fail
Examination 2 hour written paper on safety and reasoning for clinical practice Pass/Fail
Performance 30 minutes of practical assessment (2 x Osteopathic Clinical Practice Assessment and 1 x Report Of Findings examination) Pass/Fail
Portfolio One evidence piece for portfolio Pass/Fail
Students ae required to gain a pass in all assessment items to pass this unit.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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