90-hours lectures per semester
6-hours tutorials per semester
30-hour workshops per semester
56-hours practicals per semester
120-hours clinical placement per semester
16-hours Team Based Learning per semester
10-hour project work per semester
Structured Clinical Instructional Modules (SCIMs)
1 54 unit(s) of MD - Doctor of Medicine
1a 54 unit(s) of MDJ - Doctor of Medicine
1b 126 unit(s) of MDC - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
MMED8200 has been successfully completed
Course context

Students are required to complete a 4 day Nursing Attachment as part of their Doctor & Patient themes throughout Years 1 and first semester of year 2 of the MD. The Nursing Attachment can be completed anytime during the topics MMED9150, MMED9151 or MMED9250. However the assessment forms part of the MMED9250 topic and must be completed satisfactorily prior to the commencement of this topic.

Project (Portfolio)
Topic description

The topic is a combination of the 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
  • 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 studies 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 team 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. Demonstrate consolidation of knowledge of the human body and clinical and health systems and continue to extend understanding of research methods and the role that they play in making sense of biomedical, clinical and health systems based knowledge
  2. Demonstrate applied knowledge related to clinical practice: about health and illness, and in interactions 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 an intermediate level
  5. Continue to develop understanding of the Australian health care system
  6. Demonstrate intermediate skills 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, and in interactions with patients