1 x 4-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1.5-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 33-hour seminar per semester
1 x 6-hour practical per semester
1 x 2-hour practical-1 weekly
1 x 200-hour independent study per semester
1 x 30-hour negotiated program per semester
1 36 unit(s) of MD - Doctor of Medicine
1a 36 unit(s) of MDJ - Doctor of Medicine
1b 108 unit(s) of MDC - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MMED8200, MMED8201, MMED8203, MMED8204 has been successfully completed
Project (Portfolio).
Topic description

This topic is a combination of the four major themes of the medical course: Knowledge of Health and Illness, Health Professions and Society, Doctor & Patient and Personal & Professional Development. 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
  • Develop a broad understanding of the illness experience by undertaking a project in the medical humanities
Educational aims

This topic aims to continue to develop the student's biomedical knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge, to demonstrate their ability to make simple decisions about patients, to communicate appropriately, 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 knowledge of the human body, and clinical and health systems to an intermediate level, and extend understanding of research methods and the role that they play in making sense of biomedical, clinical and health systems based knowledge
  2. Apply the knowledge related to clinical practice: about health and illness,and in interaction with patients and health systems
  3. Demonstrate the ability to make more complex decisions about patients’ health status with reference to the social and societal environment
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, with cultural safety at a basic and intermediate level
  5. Continue to develop understanding of the Australian health care system
  6. Demonstrate 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 team and the ability to demonstrate initiative and responsibility in a team setting
  8. Demonstrate professionalism, particularly in relation to ethical and legal behaviour with staff and students in interactions with patients