Integrated Practice 1 aims to equip students with the foundation skills and knowledge required to assimilate into clinical placements and practice. This includes a robust understanding of public health and private health models of care, professional & ethical conduct, a biopsychosocial approach to healthcare and practical components of clinical practice including motivational interviewing, interpreting clinical investigations and generating management plans based on critical analysis. Additionally, students will be introduced to the role of the multidisciplinary team and the importance of an integrated approach to patient care across the life span and inclusive of indigenous and culturally diverse populations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of public and private healthcare models, professional & ethical conduct and a biopsychosocial approach to healthcare across the lifespan and inclusive of indigenous and culturally diverse populations;  
  2. Collate relevant clinical information from health records, critically analyse & interpret clinical information and generate an advanced, problem based, hypothesis driven approach to clinical assessment and management;  
  3. Identify the key roles and responsibilities of a multidisciplinary team and effectively communicate clinical information to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and  
  4. Utilise the Peer Assisted Learning model for constructive peer review and critical self-reflective practice.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Biopsychosocial model of care. (1500 words) 35%
Assignment Types of communication and the role of motivational interviewing (2000 words) 35%
Test MEQ/MEQ: Interpreting results, Weight Bearing status and gait aid prescription (1.5hrs) 15%
Test MEQ/MEQ: Discharge planning (2hrs) 15%

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