MEDI 3002 Clinical Assessment Methods
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 400879
Coordinator Richard Thomas Opens in new window
Description This unit is designed to introduce students to basic principles and essential skills of physical examination and diagnostic/laboratory investigation procedures, required for successful approach to diagnosis of health impairment states. Primary contact health practitioners are expected to have sound understanding of disease presentation, techniques of patient interviewing and examination for collection of relevant clinical information as well as the ability to select appropriate laboratory tests and interpret their findings. This unit will also help students to develop fundamental clinical reasoning skills required in the medical decision making process.
School Health Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7174 - Clinical Diagnosis
Understanding of human anatomy & physiology and pathophysiology of common impairments of health.
- demonstrate the ability to conduct a patient interview and to take a structured and directed patient history relating to the presenting complaint;
- demonstrate competency in the physical examination of major body systems;
- explain and interpret the clinical significance of common symptoms and signs in each system;
- explain and interpret the results of common laboratory diagnostic investigations;
- demonstrate the skills required in the clinical reasoning process.
- techniques for The assessment of vital signs
- common Symptoms and signs of cardiovascular disorders
- cardiovascular assessment
- common Symptoms and signs of pulmonary disorders
- Thoracic and pulmonary assessment
- common Symptoms and signs of gastrointestinal disorders
- Abdominal and gastrointestinal assessment
- common Symptoms and signs of neurologic disorders
- neurologic assessment
- interpretation of common laboratory tests
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Case study assignment||2,000 words||20||N||Individual|
|Written Quiz||1 hour||20||N||Individual|
|Final Exam (Part A: Written Exam 40% + Part B: Practical Demonstration 20%)||2 hours written exam (40%); Assessment plan 200-300 words + 10 minutes Video + Documentation 200 words||60||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 2
Subject Contact Richard Thomas Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.