Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 2

Unit code: HMO7002 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
HMO7001 - Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


In Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 2, students are introduced to the principles of exercise rehabilitation and apply it to simulated cases with a focus on spinal complaints. This unit also focusses on the care of the older adult and students will embark on a targeted journey to explore key concepts in gerontology.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Assess physiological, anatomical, functional and psychosocial changes in the aging patient;
  2. Elucidate the epidemiology of common chronic health complaints in the aging population and management and monitoring of these conditions in the Australian healthcare system;
  3. Explore the principles of rehabilitation programs and evaluate their role in preventative and rehabilitative care of a diverse patient population; and
  4. Formulate and interpret exercise management programs to support the rehabilitation of patient complaints with a focus on the spine.


For Melbourne campuses

The online test assesses fundamental knowledge of rehabilitation and preventative care of the patient. In assessment 2, students are assessed on their interpretation and recommended management of patient case studies involving the aging patient and how this may affect the broader Australian healthcare system. Students will develop a supplementary artefact in assessment 3 that is aimed to be provided as a patient information handout. The final OPSS assesses the students’ practical skills in formulating and delivering an exercise program to support a patient complaint.

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 15%
Online Test (45mins)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 25%
Case Study Analysis (Group) (15 mins)
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 20%
Patient Handout (Group) (1000 words)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 40%
Observed Performance in a Simulated Setting (OPSS) (30mins) (hurdle)

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