1 x 135-hour negotiated program per semester
Other requirements
Topic Coordinator approval is required for enrolment in this topic. Students should apply via
Learning Coach and Clinical Supervisor Recommendation, Progress Test, MiniCEX, Direct Observation of Procedural Skills, Personal Learning Plan
Topic description

This topic will provide students with a supervised learning experience within the clinical disciplines across the community and hospital sectors. Students will focus on the revision of important knowledge and principles in the relevant clinical domains and the consolidation of their abilities as self-regulated learners, as appropriate to their year level.

Depending on the specific gaps, students will gain opportunities in targeted clinical settings to revise and regain knowledge and skills, including procedural skills. This will be underpinned by a supportive learning coach program to assess ability to take on feedback, identify deficiencies and develop learning plans.

The aim is for the student to be able to demonstrate their ability to return to and succeed in a clinical learning environment in a supported and focused program. The topic will be assessed using a range of approaches to ensure the student has demonstrated the willingness to engage with, and ability to succeed, in their next phase of study.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to competently and confidently return to a clinical learning environment within the Doctor of Medicine through an individualised program of knowledge, attitude and skill revision.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge of disease processes, the role of health promotion and disease prevention, and contemporary approaches to the management of illness and injury commensurate with your year of study
  2. Provide supervised patient centred care commensurate with your year of study
  3. Demonstrate effective, sensitive communication and collaboration skills within the scope of the profession commensurate with your year of study
  4. Integrate and interpret findings from a history and examination of a patient and arrive at an initial assessment including relevant differential diagnosis commensurate with your year of study
  5. Competently apply common procedural skills and formulate justifiable clinical decisions and management plans with colleagues commensurate with your year of study
  6. Evaluate their own knowledge and skills, integrating information from a variety of sources to identify gaps and remediate as appropriate commensurate with your year of study