|Level||Year 4, 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: 9 hours of clinic practice
Number of personal study hours per week: 1
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Prerequisites||CHM307 Wen Bing Xue & TCM Practice 3 (Herbal Dispensary), and CCM318 TCM Gynecology|
|Description||CPP404 Block Clinical Practice 1 is the first part of an intensive supervised clinical experience for 4th year students who undertake a total of 250 hours in the SITCM Teaching Clinic as a Level 4: ‘Student Practitioner’. The practice hours include 18 hours for inter-professional learning and observation at least TWO different non-TCM health professions.
The objectives of this unit are to: instil in students a desire to achieve excellence in the practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and dispensing; engage in inter-professional practice by working collaboratively with other health care practitioners; and to contribute to improving both the quality of life of patients and the wellbeing of the wider community.
During their supervised clinical practice in the SITCM Teaching Clinic, the Student Practitioner must complete 120 treatments using an equal percentage of both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments. The range of treatments during this time should Internal Medicine (a minimum of 30 treatments), Traumatology (a minimum of 30 treatments); and Gynaecology (a minimum of 15 treatments).
Supervised clinical training at Level 4 is focused on performing consultation processes under the watchful eye of a clinical supervisor. Students record case histories, report to, and synthesise relevant information for, their supervisor, formulate diagnoses and justify treatment plans, seek advice from their supervisor(s), perform treatments using acupuncture, moxibustion, gua-sha, cupping, and/or herbal medicine, record details of each treatment, advise patients, and evaluate and critique their client work with their supervisor(s).
During the 18 hours for inter-professional practice, students participate in a range of on- and off-campus activities with other health care professional practitioners representing the full spectrum of health care providers (e.g. medical practitioners (GPs), physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychologists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health practitioners, etc.):
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
|Assessment||Clinical Logbook & Peer Assessment (5%)
Case Reflection (30%)
Case Presentation (35%)
Clinical Assessment (30%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
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