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RH2002 - Clinical Medicine for Therapy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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;
  • gain an understanding of the individual's experience of various disorders in day to day life and explore the implications for multi- disciplinary teams.
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 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mrs Louise Myles.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); other exams (%); quizzes or tests (25%); presentations (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance/participation in tutorials assessed as pass/fail. (Students are expected to attend at least 80% of tutorials and participate actively and prepare as required for each session.) Final exam is a must pass exam and students are required to obtain at least 50% in the exam to be eligible to pass the subject overall.

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.