1 x 135-hour negotiated program per semester
1 Admission into BCLSMD-Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
1a Admission into MD-Doctor of Medicine
1b Admission into MDC-Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
1c Admission into MDJ-Doctor of Medicine
2 MMED8300 - Third Year Medicine Aggregate (36 units)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
MMED9450 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); Oral; Project work.
Topic description
Advanced Studies Capstone is the topic where all students (research and coursework) showcase their professionally relevant skills and knowledge in a specialised area of interest, through their portfolio of work, which they have acquired over the four years of the medical course. Students will have their scholarship activities assessed in three assessment parts, namely through:

  • a refereed outcome (such as publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and conference presentation);

  • demonstration of progress; and

    evidence of engagement with a relevant geographical, demographic or craft-group community.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to showcase the student’s skills and knowledge in a specialized area. This will be captured in various forms, including evidence of peer reviewed publications and or presentations and evidence of community engagement with a relevant geographical, demographic or craft-group community.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students should be able to:

  • Apply extensive knowledge of research design and methods to a scientific, community or clinical context

  • Analyse, interpret and critically appraise research outcomes and data using conceptual frameworks grounded in relevant fields

  • Extend and advance personal knowledge in a specialised area of biological, clinical, epidemiological, social and/or behavioural sciences that will enhance professional practice and/or build professional capacity

  • Identify and exercise ethical responsibilities in reviewing processes in the conduct of research

  • Self-reflect and improve professional practice

  • Demonstrate a high standard of personal and professional behaviour as part of a collaborative or interprofessional team

  • Demonstrate leadership in a specialised area of health practice

  • Communicate acquired knowledge of expertise to a variety of audiences to relevant community and professional audiences, potentially using new technologies and systems

  • Demonstrate the significance of Advanced Studies work to the community and/or the profession in relevant contexts.