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NS5349 - Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Diagnostic reasoning is a dynamic and active process in which clinical judgement or decisions are made based on a variety of sources. This subject explores the diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making process required in the assessment and management of both acute and chronic patients. Critical analysis of client/patient data will be utilised to identify health priorities of patient care that may include appropriate referral to member/s of the multidisciplinary health care team.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare selected frameworks and theories in the application of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making strategies for a range of clinical presentations;
  • accurately articulate the ethical, legal and regulatory considerations regarding the selection, ordering, collection and evaluation of diagnostic test and procedures;
  • apply diagnostic reasoning based on clinical symptomatology, health assessment findings, pathophysiology and diagnostic data to identify health priorities of treatment and care.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (50%)
  • Case study - (50%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS5901 NS5902

Availabilities

JCU Online, Study Period 81, External
Census Date 23-Jan-2020
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Dr Clare Fenwick.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Online, Study Period 85, External
Census Date 10-Sep-2020
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Dr Clare Fenwick, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.