Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will use a number of case scenarios to explore the evidence base for clinical practice. Utilising the available clinical frameworks and individual scopes of practice, students will evaluate published literature to design therapeutic treatment plans that include all appropriate medical and allied health disciplines. Students are required to interpret clinical outcomes from complex case scenarios (including those with chronic disease and mental illness) and plan how to implement treatment, including behavior change techniques.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJayden Hunter

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Determine relevant clinical frameworks to create effective health and wellness interventions that consider psychological outlook and current behaviors.

Seminars, readings, discussions on clinical frameworks, mental health and behavior change techniques. Case studies and written report.

02. Critically evaluate barriers to active participation in clinical treatment along with the role of different health professionals in managing patients with a range of clinical conditions.

Case studies, seminars, readings and discussions on roles of health professionals, and barriers to patient engagement with treatment. Presentation and written report

03. Differentiate clinical pathologies, interpret clinical data and design appropriate therapeutic interventions and clinically reasoned treatment plans.

Case studies, seminars, readings and discussions on assessment batteries for different clinical pathologies, interpretation of clinical data and design of therapeutic treatments and treatment plans. Written report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJayden Hunter

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written essay (1,500- words)Essay comparing and contrasting the role of various health professionals30 02
Presentation and defense (10 min equivalent of 1,000-words)Students will present (e.g. in webinar or video recording) and defend their interpretation of clinical data, and barriers to treatment participation20 02, 03
Written evidence-based therapeutic treatment plan (2,000-words)50 01, 02, 03