BMS142 Introduction to Case Based Study (8)

This subject will use clinical cases to bridge across discipline knowledge, placing the person at the centre of health knowledge and introduce clinical reasoning. The investigation of cases will be undertaken from multiple viewpoints to facilitate students exploration and appreciation of multidisciplinary and preventative healthcare, medical ethics and health communication with individuals and the community.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS142. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Health and Medical Science

Assumed Knowledge

BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
BMS129 Physiological Science 1

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to reflect on their own communication strengths and weaknesses to inform self-directed learning, and personal and professional development;
  • be able to communicate using the language and conventions of healthcare professionals and adapt communication strategies as appropriate for the message and the audience;
  • be able to identify the factors associated with the social determinants of health and how they may impact on design of preventative health strategies or healthcare delivery with an emphasis on rural and regional care;
  • be able to discuss the ethical implications of diagnostic processes and diagnostic determinism; and
  • be able to discuss aspects of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and preventative healthcare in rural and regional contexts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Trauma; and
  • Module 2: Gastrointestinal Tract.
  • Each module will include aspects of: Clinical reasoning, diagnostic pathways and decision trees, social determinants of health, and respectful communication strategies for healthcare.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.