This unit, Patient, Practitioner and the Health System 9, ensures students are confident in their professional identify as an osteopath and are ready to graduate as a health professional and make a positive contribution to the Australian health system. Students will continue to reflect on their care provided for members of the general public in the student-led osteopathy clinics and reflect on their transition to practice. Further, students will be able to discuss evidence-informed and cost-effective management plans for patients, drawing on their experiences from the student clinic. 

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HMH7201 - Patient, Practitioner and Health System 8


HMH7903 - Evidence for Practice 9

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Relate the principles of evidence-informed, ethical and effective osteopathic practice and its contribution to the broader healthcare system;  
  2. Critically reflect on professional development as an osteopath, identifying personal knowledge and skill gaps and designing strategies for future learning;  
  3. Formulate a plan for the successful transition from osteopathy student to graduate; and  
  4. Investigate business and career pathways for osteopathy graduates in the context of the students future goals.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Appraise and apply scholarly literature related to osteopathic practice and the contribution to the broader healthcare system (3000 words equivalent) 30%
Presentation Reflect on professional development as an osteopath and design strategies for future professional development (2000 words) 30%
Assignment Transition to practice and business plan (equivalent to 3000 words) 40%

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