1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 x 405-hour clinical placement once-only
1 85.5 unit(s) of MD - Doctor of Medicine
1a 85.5 unit(s) of MDJ - Doctor of Medicine
1b 157.5 unit(s) of MDC - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Assessment Portfolio
Topic description

This topic includes work integrated learning clinical placements offered as a continuum over year 3 and 4. Students undertake supervised experience within Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics and Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Practice and Psychiatry over Years 3 and 4. Students participate in a range of activities in clinical settings, attend lectures and tutorials and undertake self-directed learning. Students will focus on acquiring important knowledge and principles in all clinical disciplines and developing their ability to diagnose and manage common clinical problems.

Students will gain competence in communication and patient interaction skills, clinical skills and minor procedures within disciplines. Clinical skills learned in previous years are extended and applied within clinical settings and new skills and procedures are developed. Teaching and learning takes place within structured clinical skills workshops, bedside and ambulatory teaching and individually supervised sessions. Students will demonstrate self-regulated learning development across all eight course learning outcomes.

Educational aims

This topic aims for students to continue to build on the medical knowledge they have gained in their pre-clinical years and apply this knowledge in a clinical setting. Students will demonstrate their competence in communication and patient interaction skills, clinical skills and minor procedures in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, women's and children's health, general practice and psychiatry. The clinical skills and procedures learned in previous years are developed within the clinical settings and new skills are acquired. Students will also continue to improve their capabilities in self-regulated learning, being a responsible group member and leader, and in demonstrating appropriate professionalism.

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

  1. Further demonstrate ongoing acquisition, consolidation and integration of evidenced-based medical and health related research; and a sound understanding of research methods; relating to biological and clinical knowledge of health and illness, epidemiological, social and behavioural science
  2. Further demonstrate growing competency in applying core and integrated medical and scientific knowledge to individual patients in the clinical practice environment and to populations and health systems
  3. Further demonstrate higher level ability to make complex decisions about patient health status, and begin to apply preventative and therapeutic interventions safely, legally and ethically, with reference to social and societal environment
  4. Further develop competency in clear and effective communication, with cultural safety, in the context of diverse and inter-professional healthcare teams, to elicit information needed in the care of patients and patient populations
  5. Further demonstrate further understanding of the Australian health care system, the social determinants of health, and variance of health and illness in different contexts of society
  6. Further demonstrate independence, collaboration, and self-regulated learning; with an awareness of limitations of their own knowledge and capabilities
  7. Further demonstrate leadership competency in communicating and working and learning in inter-professional teams
  8. Further exhibit professional behaviour towards patients and their families, staff, health care teams and other students, in accordance with Australian Medical Board's document: Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia July 2010.