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Physical Examination (CHI293)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces the process whereby a clinician investigates a patient for signs and symptoms of a disease. Students will have the opportunity to learn the techniques and procedures associated with the physical examination of the different body systems and the ability to synthesise findings. The unit builds upon other units by providing the student with the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, manual dexterity, attitudes and behaviours to be a safe and effective health care provider, focusing on clinical examination.
Unit Learning Outcomes Students investing fully in this unit will be able to:
1. Communicate skillfully and professionally for the purpose of performing a physical examination;
2. Acquire the skills to perform a physical examination;
3. Acquire the knowledge to understand and interpret abnormal physical examination findings;
4. Acquire the knowledge related to the most common clinical disorders and their presentation;
5. Link their acquired knowledge, skills and attributes to other units, such as anatomy and physiology4. Link their acquired knowledge, skills and attributes to other units, such as anatomy and physiology
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; Practicals: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences LIn order to get the most out of this unit, the following steps are recommended:
1. Attend lectures and access the lecture materials on LMS;
2. Attend and participate in the practicals;
3. Read recommended materials on each topic;
4. Search and learn about the self-directed study topics;
Review the study materials regularly.
Assessment In order to pass this unit the student is required to demonstrate a theoretical understanding of physical examination principles and some common systemic disorders and a practical demonstration of the communication skills and examination techniques. The following assessment items ensure the clinical competencies to be achieved in this unit:
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc + BClinChiro) and successful completion of Year 1, and CHI255 Human Anatomy I, BMS264 Biomedical Physiology OR BMS206 Biomedical Physiology.
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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