|Level||Year 3, Semester 1|
|Unit Weighting||Unit Credit Points: 10 credit points
Total Course Credit Points: 320 credit points
|Student Workload||Number of timetabled hours per week: 4
Number of personal study hours per week: 6
Total workload hours per week :10
|Prerequisites||HMS205: Pathophysiology & Microbiology|
|Description||This unit introduces students to Western Medicine (WM) Clinical Diagnosis and provides an overview of Clinical Diagnosis as applied in contemporary biomedical settings. The unit supports the students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills for conducting clinical interviews, obtaining and analyse case histories, undertaking a range of physical examinations, and interpreting laboratory results, radiographic imaging and other diagnostic procedures commonly used in clinical practice to establish a biomedical diagnosis.
This unit includes the aims, structure, and logical flow of a diagnostic interview; awareness of ethical, interpersonal and cultural issues; the rationale and procedures of relevant physical examinations; the contemporary application and terminology of various laboratory tests and other diagnosis methods; and procedures for accurate recording of patient information. Issues relating to clinical diagnosis is emphasised through the study including cultural awareness sensitivity, difference and relevance of WM and CM diagnostic methods, effective communication and referral based on an understanding of underlying pathology.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: