CHIR13007 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on other pathology related units in the course, as well as Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1. You will study non-musculoskeletal patient presentations, starting from the point of first contact with the patient, through history taking and physical examination, and finally to the formulation of a diagnosis. Through this process, you will also continue to develop your knowledge of common pathologies of each body system. By the end of the unit, your problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills will have improved.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

CHIR13010 Systems and Pathology

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Many students commented that they found the videos and practical labs helpful for cementing the material.
Recommendation
It is recommended that ongoing work be dedicated to further improve recorded content and enhance the student learning experience.
Action Taken
Video demonstrations continued to be available in 2021.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Students reported that the content was very detailed and easy to understand while aligning with Systems and Pathology (CHIR13010).
Recommendation
It is recommended that further work be dedicated to further align this unit with the new content of Systems and Pathology (CHIR13010).
Action Taken
Work was put into place to ensure a seamless transition between the content of these two units.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Some students would have appreciated having earlier access to the material.
Recommendation
It is recommended that all of the new content that was developed be uploaded at the start of term for the next offering.
Action Taken
Where possible content was uploaded well in advance.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated how theoretical content was used during the practical to assist students to apply their knowledge to a patient.
Recommendation
It is recommended that theoretical content continues to be re-inforced in the practical classes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would have preferred all content to be uploaded at the start of term.
Recommendation
It is recommended that where possible content be uploaded well in advance of the learning week.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Integrate your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology with the clinical assessment of disease states
  2. Explain the pathophysiological basis for a range of symptoms and signs
  3. Demonstrate competent history taking skills and physical examination procedures
  4. Develop a differential diagnosis based on history and examination findings
  5. Apply the appropriate examination protocol to pathological disease states.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Written Assessment