In conjunction with MMED9450 Medicine 4A, 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 MMED9450 Medicine 4A, 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 topics of the Medical Program.
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 MMED9450 Medicine 4A topic.