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RH2002 - Clinical Medicine for Therapy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The subject provides basic knowledge of aetiology, pathology, signs and symptoms, management and prognosis of disease conditions encountered in allied health practice throughout the lifespan. Major topics will include: congenital, medical, surgical, psychiatric and geriatric conditions; trauma related injuries and degenerative disease processes; medical and surgical interventions are addressed, developments in prevention and community care with emphasis on psychological sequelae for all age related disabilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate correct usage of appropriate scientific and medical terminology;
  • analyse the functional implications of damage or dysfunction to psychological and biological systems in the body;
  • describe the aetiology, pathology, signs and symptoms, management and prognosis of medical, surgical, psychiatric and age related disorders commonly encountered in allied health practice;
  • explore the lived experiences of individuals in relation to a variety of health-related disorders and examine the practice implications for multi-disciplinary teams.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve at least 50% for the final examination; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorials.

Prerequisites: (BM1031 AND BM1032) OR (BM1041 AND BM1042) OR (BM1051 AND BM1052) OR (BM1071 AND BM1072)70510E is an allowed parent study package on any EXT Availabilities of this subject


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Louise Myles, Ms Katie Headrick
Lecturers: Mrs Louise Myles, Ms Katie Headrick.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 3 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.