Clinical Skills 2 introduces students to the osteopathic clinical examination, manual and management techniques, relevant to the lower limb. Students are able to further develop their patient communication and history taking skills by taking a systems history in addition to the presenting complaint for the lower limb. Clinical reasoning is a focus of this unit and students are encouraged to begin articulating their clinical thinking in relation to lower limb conditions.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate outcomes. The first assessment assesses the students’ ability to competently undertake and note a clinical history, including a medical history. 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 and build 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 lower 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):