Clinical Practice 3

Unit code: HMH7305 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
City Flinders
HMH7205 - Clinical Practice 2
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit occurs in the clinical environment and provides students with osteopathic workplace experience through their WIL supported clinical placement hours in the onsite student-led osteopathic clinics within the university, offsite clinics or external partner involvement. Students consult with members of the public under the supervision of AHPRA registered health care providers. The clinical placement hours within this unit develop students’ capabilities for osteopathic practice, 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 a health care practitioner and be well equipped to enter the workforce as a practicing osteopath.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Justify and implement an appropriate biopsychosocial management plan that empowers the patient with self-management strategies;
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical environment with an understanding of diverse patient populations;
  3. Critically reflect on their evidence-informed patient management; and
  4. Scope the requirements to establish themselves as a primary health care professional in the Australian health system.


For Melbourne campuses

The OCPA and ROF are assessments performed in the clinical setting, assessed by the supervising clinician, of various aspects a student’s performance of skills and communication with a patient. Students demonstrate and reflect on meeting the capabilities for osteopathic practice in the portfolio for this final clinical placement unit. Finally, the student is assessed in an OSCE on a range of clinical capabilities and skills necessary for osteopathic practice.

Assessment type: Performance
Grade: Pass/Fail
Osteopathic Clinical Practice Assessment (OCPA) (15mins)
Assessment type: Performance
Grade: Pass/Fail
Report of Findings Assessment (ROF) to patient (10mins)
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: Pass/Fail
Portfolio of evidence demonstrating competence in the OBA Capabilities for Osteopathic Practice. (1200 words)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: Pass/Fail
OSCE Examination: 120 minute Practical assessment (Clinic exit exam)

Required reading

There are no required texts for this unit.

As part of a course

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