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.
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.
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