Clinical Skills 1 introduces students to clinical communication, examination, and management within the context of osteopathic practice. Students commence their development of patient communication through history taking relating to a musculoskeletal complaint. Osteopathic management techniques for the upper extremity are explored in this unit, with students being able to commence their manual and non-manual therapy patient management skills.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The first assessment assesses the students’ ability to competently undertake and note a clinical history, as well as their ability to obtain informed consent. The CBL worksheets are case studies that simulate a common presenting complaint to osteopathic practice spanning the full scope of osteopathic practice: from history taking to prognosis and management. The third assessment familiarises students with the final assessment by performing a practice peer-driven attempt under exam conditions. It also aims to develop students’ feedback literacy. The final observed performance in a simulated setting assesses the student's capacity to competently perform an assessment of and management for a simulated case related to the upper extremity, as well as obtain informed consent.
Students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):