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Diagnosis I (CHI335)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit enhances knowledge in visceral pathophysiology and diagnosis. It introduces case-based discussion to develop fundamental skills required for decision-making and clinical reasoning. The practical clinical practical component includes a review of physical examination skills with pathology correlation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of this unit students should be able to:
1. Explain the mechanisms underlying the disease processes of the major body systems;
2. Identify the aetiology, pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis and treatment, and prognostic features of the some commonly encountered systemic diseases in clinical practice;
3. Relate the previous knowledge of anatomy, biology and pathophysiology to the patient's presentation in a clinical setting;
4. Associate body system pathologies with clinical signs and symptoms seen in those disorders in order to make a correct diagnosis. a systemic level.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; Tutorial: 1 x 1 hour per week
Unit Learning Experiences This unit utilises an adult learning approach where students are expected to take responsibility for their learning. They are also required to undertake a significant portion of the self-directed study. Lecture content of weekly topics is delivered face-to-face or online with the opportunity to discuss components of the content and ask questions. This allows the student to achieve the graduate attribute of critical thinking, problem-solving, in-depth knowledge and independent and life-long learning of their chosen field of study. Some labs will be dedicated to case-based discussions in which students are offered the opportunity for expansion, clarification, and elaboration on the weekly topics from their lectures and readings. Also, the basics of physical examination techniques and interpretation of findings will be reviewed.
Assessment In order to pass this unit, the student is required to demonstrate a theoretical understanding of interpreting the findings of physical examination and different investigations along with being able to interpret clinical presentations of various systemic disorders and diagnose them correctly. 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 CHI255 Human Anatomy II, CHI293 (or CHI283) Physical Examination, and either 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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Emad Motavallizadeh Ardakani
Lecturer in Systems and Musculo-Skeletal Diagnosis

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2617
e: E.Ardakani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.057 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Emad Motavallizadeh Ardakani
Lecturer in Systems and Musculo-Skeletal Diagnosis

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2617
e: E.Ardakani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.057 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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