University of Technology Sydney

96803 Complex Symptom Management

6cp; 5 x 1-zoom meetings, 9hpw online activities and learning
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This interprofessional subject builds upon the student’s current palliative care symptom assessment and management knowledge and capabilities to test different clinical hypotheses. This subject extends students' clinical reasoning skills as applied to the complexity of managing multiple palliative care symptoms and other co-morbidities to optimise the diagnosis and management of the persons’ presenting problem(s). There is considerable focus on enabling students to: collect the most relevant assessment data during the patient-practitioner encounter; systematically integrate and apply different types of knowledge; weigh the existing evidence; and critically think about alternative arguments before arriving at a differential diagnosis. Students synthesise this data to generate an individualised management plan that prioritises person-centered palliative care and transitional care arrangements to optimise the time the person spends in their preferred place of care.

Typical availability

Spring session

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