oct6crd adv clin reason



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine clinical reasoning and decision making and how they support clinical practice. It explores the development of professional knowledge and the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practical expertise. While theoretical knowledge is traditionally thought to be developed separately from the clinic, this subject examines how theoretical knowledge and clinical practice can inform each other. Literature to support this subjec is drawn from disciplines such as medicine, education and occupational therapy. OCT6CRD is the professional doctorate equivalent of OCT5CRD.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Unsworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions OCT6CRD runs every alternate year subject to sufficient student enrolments.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical reasoning: forms of inquiry in a therapeutic practicePrescribedMattingly, C. and Fleming, M. H.F. A. DAVIS, 1994.
ReadingsThe reflective practitioner: how professionals think in actionPrescribedSchon, D. A.BASIC BOOKS, 1983.

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