This unit aims to introduce or extend clinical reasoning skills to address complex problems in primary health care. Foundations of clinical reasoning will be covered and then be used to analyse case scenarios across a broad range of presentations in primary health care. Case scenarios will be used to explore a patient centred approach across a broad range of presentations of these conditions in primary health care. There will be a strong focus on clinical reasoning, shared decision making, collaborative and team care in this context as well as the personal, social and structural impacts on decision making. Errors in decision making, health priority areas, public health approaches and the social determinants of health will also be addressed. Rational prescribing, patient safety, and doctor and patient well-being will also be covered.
Online lectures, discussion board and self-directed online learning activities
graded discussion board participation (20%); case study 1x500wd (20%); written assignment 1x1500wd (40%); single best answer test (20%)