This 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 external community clinical placement & private practice under the supervision and mentorship of registered osteopaths.  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. It provides the environment for students to consolidate their confidence and maturity as an osteopath and be well equipped to enter the workforce as health care practitioners.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HMH7305

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Justify and implement an appropriate biopsychosocial management plan for the patient's presenting complaint.  
  2. Empower the patient to self-manage by use of education and rehabilitation.  
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical environment with an understanding of diverse patient populations  
  4. Critically reflect on their evidence-informed patient management  
  5. Implement primary patient care responsibilities  
  6. Scope the requirements to establish themselves as a professional in the Australian health system  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Portfolio Clinical portfolio reporting completion of hours and patient treatments, clinical activities, clinical records assessment Pass/Fail
Performance 30 minutes of practical assessment (3 x mini-clinical examination) Pass/Fail
Portfolio Graduate Portfolio: Portfolio of evidence demonstrating competence in the VU Osteopathic Graduate Capabilities. Pass/Fail
Examination OSCE Examination: 120 minute Practical assessment (Clinic exit exam) - Pass/Fail

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