In Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 5 students will consolidate their communication strategies as primary healthcare practitioners. There will be an opportunity to apply rehabilitation principles developed in previous units to workplace musculoskeletal complaints and patients undergoing orthopaedic and ergonomic interventions. Students will contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's health through an exploration of barriers and enablers to healthcare access.

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HMO7004 - Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 4

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate a working knowledge of cultural competence with a special focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;  
  2. Investigate psychosocial, environmental, systemic and ethical factors impacting osteopathic practice;  
  3. Clinically review the relationship between common and complex orthopaedic conditions and their medical management;  
  4. Investigate the implications for osteopathic assessment and treatment of the patient in surgical, pre-operative and post-operative contexts; and  
  5. Evaluate ergonomic issues affecting diverse patient groups and negotiate appropriate ergonomic advice for patient management.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Ergonomics assignment (1750 words) 25%
Assignment Orthopaedics assignment (1750 words) 25%
Presentation Oral presentation (15mins, 1000 words) 20%
Report Written reflective piece (1500 words) 30%
To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must attend 80% of all practical classes for essential skill development as per AOAC expectations.

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