This unit draws together theoretical and clinical concepts related to legal and ethical responsibilities, quality and safety measures, advanced diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making based on knowledge and evidence, in the care of individuals in a variety of settings. This course enables the development of critical thinking and analysis through evidence-based practice. The student will incorporate previously acquired knowledge and skills in patient assessment, decision making and team communication to enable the delivery of safe and effective care in a variety of out of hospital settings. Clinical decision making theory and advanced diagnostic reasoning and judgement are examined in relation to providing quality health care to patients that avoids adverse events and patient harm.
|Unit name||Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Out of Hospital Practice|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Ms Emma-Kate Thornley|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Demonstrate understanding of and proficiency in developing a range of illness scripts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of common clinical reasoning models,their strengths and weaknesses and how they inform decision making in clinical practice.
- Apply reasoned justification of the need for clinical reasoning skills in out of hospital practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the process of clinical reasoning, using appropriate clinical decision making models.
- Demonstrate mentoring/leadership towards colleagues in promoting and progressing the area of clinical decision making in out of hospital practice.
- Demonstrate understanding of the interconnection and required collaboration between health workers and with patients and how this impacts safety, quality of care and clinical outcomes.
- Demonstrate an understanding and application of evidence-based medicine/practice/education/knowledge.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Delivered fully online during a 13 week semester
|Assessment||Online quizzes (10%)|Portfolio (45%)|Online presentation (30%)|Reflective Journal (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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