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Diagnosis II (CHI336)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit builds on Diagnosis I and develops a principles approach to the neurological component of clinical pathology. It will integrate clinical sciences, history taking and physical examination with a particular emphasis on neurology. A case-study approach along side of diagnostic workshops will be used to illustrate the concepts presented and develop skills in specific diagnostic tools and interpretation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:

1. Outline the nature, causes and predisposing factors of presented neurological disease
2. Describe and discuss the clinical implications of human neuroanatomy in detail as they relate to neurological function in the human
3. Describe, identify and discuss the signs and symptoms of neurological function and dysfunction in the human in detail
4. Perform complete neurological examinations at a clinically competent level
5. Work through a given brief case presentation to formulate a list of differential diagnoses and likely associated findings of each
Use the knowledge gained from the unit to formulate principles guiding management of common diseases discussed in the unit
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; Workshop (Practical) 1 x 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Lecture content of weekly topics is delivered face-to-face or online where necessary, with the opportunity to discuss components of the content and ask questions. Practical classes provide students with an environment to develop and practice their practical skills related to manipulative technique, further reinforcing prior knowledge. Additionally, the practical classes also aim to encourage active participation and engagement in the weekly topics. On completion of the unit, students will be competent in recognising the clnical presentation of common neurological disorders and know when to refer for co-management, a second opinion or further specialist help.
Assessment Students will be examined on their understanding of the unit content by a mid-semester theory assessment, a final theory assessment and a final practical assessment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc + BClinChiro) and successful completion of Years 1 and 2, CHI335 Diagnosis I.
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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
Ms Sasha Aspinall
Lecturer Clinical Chiropractic

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2114
e: Sasha.Aspinall@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.056 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Sasha Aspinall
Lecturer Clinical Chiropractic

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2114
e: Sasha.Aspinall@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.056 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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