Course Title: Assessment and Diagnosis 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Assessment and Diagnosis 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Allan Terrett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7596

Course Coordinator Email: allan.terrett

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre – requisites: MEDS2101 Assessment and Diagnosis 1, BIOL1131 Neuroscience.

Co – requisites: REHA2167 Chiropractic 5

Course Description

This course builds on the knowledge and understanding developed in Chiropractic 1 REHA2163, Chiropractic 2 REHA2164, Chiropractic 3 REHA2165, Chiropractic 4 REHA2166 and Assessment and Diagnosis 1 MEDS2101.

The course includes the following modules:

  1. Physical examination
  2. Neurological and Orthopedic assessment
  3. Lower Limb

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  1. To facilitate learning about morphology and normal and abnormal function .
  2. To develop functional assessment skills pertaininig to the lower limb:   of muscle assessment; orthopaedic assessment; neurological assessment;. To develop general physical assessment including inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation and the use of physical diagnostic tests and procedures including opthalmoscopy and otoscopy.
  3. To know and understand basic and clinical science principles underlying health care

The capabilities that are developed through the program in which you are enrolled are described in the Program Guide. This module contributes to the development of the capabilities in the following way.

It is expected that you will acquire the skill to be able to to recognize through diagnostic assessment procedures, normal and abnormal function including pathophysiology of the upper body.

Overview of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned including lectures, practical demonstrations and reference to on line resources. In order to develop skills it is essential that assesment procedures demonstrated in the practical sessions are practiced by students outside of class times.  

Overview of Learning Resources

myRMIT Studies, lecture presentations, laboratory manuals and online material support this course. The library has an excellent of Journals and texts that support the course content and a Chiropractic Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

Written and practical assessments, including formative and summative components are utilized.