1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 405-hour clinical placement once-only
1 108 unit(s) of MD - Doctor of Medicine
1a 108 unit(s) of MDJ - Doctor of Medicine
1b 180 unit(s) of MDC - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MMED8402, MMED9404 has been successfully completed
Topic description

In conjunction with MMED9451 Medicine 4B, this topic includes work integrated learning clinical placements offered as a continuum over years 3 and 4. Students undertake supervised experience within Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, 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 further competency in new skills and procedures are developed. Teaching and Learning takes place within structured clinical skills workshops, bedside and ambulatory teaching and individually supervised sessions. Simulation activities and assessments will complement the clinical placement learning and assessments for the topic.

In conjunction with MMED9451 Medicine 4B, students will complete further studies in the advanced studies theme, culminating in a year 4 capstone which focusses scholarly work and outputs of individualised research projects together with outputs which communicate the student's research.

Students will demonstrate self-regulated learning development across all eight course learning outcomes. Students will further develop the skills acquired in year 3, building towards attainment of the course graduate outcomes and the level required for internship and limited registration as a medical practitioner at the completion of MMED9450 Medicine 4A and MMED9451 Medicine 4B topics of the Medical Program.

Educational aims

This topic aims for students to develop competency in each and every one of the eight course learning outcomes for the course, to the level of a graduate ready for commencement of internship and provisional registration as a medical practitioner. These educational aims are in conjunction with the MMED9451 Medicine 4B topic.

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

  1. Demonstrate acquisition, consolidation and integration of evidence-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. Demonstrate 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. 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. 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. Demonstrate a mature understanding of the Australian Healthcare system, the social determinants of health, and variance of health and illness in different contexts of society
  6. Demonstrate independence, collaboration, and self-regulated learning; with an awareness of limitations of their own knowledge and capabilities
  7. Demonstrate leadership competency in communicating and working and learning in inter-professional teams
  8. Exhibit professional behaviour towards patients and their families, staff, health care teams and other students, in accordance with the Australian Medical Board’s document: Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia 2010