This unit aims to introduce or extend clinical reasoning skills to address complexity in primary health care. Foundations of clinical reasoning will be covered and applied to analyse case scenarios across a broad range of presentations in primary health care and explore a patient-centred approach. 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 (10%); short answer questions (10%), 1x1000 case study (15%); 1x2000wd written assignment (30%); presentation (15%)
This unit is designed to follow-on from or be completed in conjunction with Primary Health Care Fundamentals