Course Title: Contextual Health 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 007280

Course Title: Contextual Health 5

Credit Points: 10

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Russell Banks

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257755

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description


The topics covered are: Obstetrics;  Neonatal and child health;  Youth health;. The ageing.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

1. Upon completion of this unit, each student shall be expected to be able to describe and discuss:2. Clinical considerations of pregnancy, child-birth, puerperium, lactation, gynaecological disorders and the care of the gravida.3. 2. The growth, development and ageing processes of the human body, the appropriate history taking processes for various stages of the lifecycle, and the age dependant response of the patient to intervention.4. 3. The age related range of clinical conditions encountered in the patient within chiropractic and osteopathic practice.5. 4. An understanding and appreciation of the pregnant, paediatric, adolescent and elderly patient in society and clinical practice 6. 5. A holistic approach to the care of the pregnant, young and ageing patient with emphasis on clinically relevant aspects of the lifecycle stages.

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Overview of Learning Activities

Learning experience in this subject is based on the following:Problem based learning in the classroom and on line which revolves around the process of clinical diagnostic identification and subsequent management decisionsOn line self directed learning exercises which involves study of prescribed resource material

Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture materials and prescribed texts

Overview of Assessment

Written examination.and  Intra-Semester Assessments within the Classroom Environment*