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RH2002 - Clinical Medicine for Therapy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development.
Prerequisites: (BM1031 AND BM1032) OR (BM1041 AND BM1042) OR (BM1051 AND BM1052) OR (BM1071 AND BM1072)


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Mrs Jackie Eagers
Lecturer: Ms Bronwyn Tanner.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial case review (20%); individual contribution mark (5%)and workbook (5%) (30%).
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.) Students must complete and submit all items of assessment. A grade of 40% or more on the final exam must be achieved to pass the subject. A minimum of 50% overall must be achieved to pass this subject.

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.