1 x 93-hour lecture per semester
1 x 48-hour tutorial per semester
1 x 67-hour workshop per semester
1 x 56-hour practical per semester
1 x 9-hour field trip per semester
1 x 267-hour independent study per semester
1 x 10-hour project work per semester
1 18 unit(s) of MD - Doctor of Medicine
1a 18 unit(s) of MDJ - Doctor of Medicine
1b 90 unit(s) of MDC - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MMED8100, MMED8102, MMED8104, MMED8106 has been successfully completed
Project (Portfolio)
Topic description

This topic is a combination of the three major themes of the medical course: Knowledge of Health and Illness, Health Professions and Society and Doctor & Patient. Students will continue to:

  • Develop knowledge of the structure, function and development of the normal human body at all levels of organisation, from molecular and cellular to organ systems and the total individual, and the changes that occur as a result of disease, injury and abnormal development
  • Develop understanding of socially responsible health professional practice and to be introduced to scholarship and research
  • Develop skills in communication and patient interaction, introductory clinical procedures, history taking and physical examination in medical practice
Educational aims

This topic aims to continue to develop the student's basic biomedical knowledge, the application of that knowledge, to demonstrate their ability to make simple decisions about patients, to communicate, to understand the Australian Health Care System, to become a self-regulated learner, a responsible group member and leader, and to demonstrate appropriate professionalism.

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

  1. Further develop their basic knowledge of the human body as well as clinical and health systems and continue to develop the understanding of research methods and the role that they play in making sense of biomedical, clinical and health systems based knowledge
  2. Apply the basic and developed knowledge related to clinical practice: about health and illness, the successful interaction with patients and health systems
  3. Demonstrate the ability to make simple and more complex decisions about patients’ health status with reference to the social and society environment
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, with cultural safety at a basic and intermediate level
  5. Continue to develop a basic understanding of the Australian health care system
  6. Demonstrate basic and intermediate skills and improved understanding in relation to becoming an independent, collaborative self-regulated learner
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the different roles within a group and the ability to demonstrate initiative and responsibility in a group setting
  8. Demonstrate professionalism, particularly in relation to ethical and legal behaviour with staff and students and in their interactions with patients