This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain a personal health strategy consistent with the philosophy of traditional oriental medicine. This forms a key element in the practitioner’s ability to effectively treat clients and sustain professional integrity and health.
It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It includes information on how to:
- Assess client health status
- Analyse client health information in relation to planning services and in line with organisation requirements
- Recognise normal readings on the findings of available tests, observations and physical assessments that assist in determining health status
- Identify pathophysiologies, or changing pathologies, through observation, physical assessment and analysis of other available information
- Identify the likely impact of specific interventions
- Plan action to address identified health status
- Apply detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of disease to a problem solving approach to service planning
- Consider and note implications of any contra-indications in relation to health assessment findings
- Document action plan in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
It contains learning content, case studies, formative assessments and learning checkpoints.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. For more information see My Skills.