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Medicine 4 (24 points)


Leader: Professor C Browne, Associate Professor B Canny

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Through 'Community Partnerships' placement, the student develops an awareness of the sector's relevance to the practice of medicine and the socio-economic context of health and illness. In 'Information Management and Health Promotion' the student develops skills in data management and critical appraisal of evidence and knowledge to assist in clinical decision-making. The student will develop and develop a Health Promotion poster. 'Hormones, sex growth and nutrition' enables the student to examine three meain areas: 'Introduction to endochrinology', 'Sex, reproduction and development' and 'Gastroenterology, nutrition and metabolism'. 'Clinical Skills' assists the student to develop clinical reasoning and focused history taking based on these areas. PCL and SPC: weekly case studies are used to integrate material presented in all themes. Rural/urban placement: a fortnight focusing on either the experience of practicing medicine in the urban or rural environments will be undertaken as in Semester 1. Through Human Lifespan Development, students study in depth the stages of human development across the lifespan.

Assessment: Assessment in MED2031 and MED2042 will be both formative and summative. Formative assessment tasks in both Semesters include OSCEs and on-line self-tests. Summative assessment tasks: MED2031 mid semester exam 5% MED2031 end of semester exam 5% MED2042 mid semester exam 5% MED2042 end of semester exam10% MED2042 Student Project Case 5% presentation Year Two Portfolio 20% Year Two Rural Project 5% Year Two Health Promotion 10% Project End of Year OSCE (incl Vertical 15% Integration assessment component) Vertical Integration Exam (Year 20% One and Two) For MED2031 the end of semester results will be pass grade only (PGO). For MED2042 the end of semester results will be graded.

Contact Hours: Six 1 hour lectures, 4 hours of small group teaching, 3 hours practical or clinical skills, 2 hours PCL or SPC teaching, 3 hours community partnership. Students will be expected to spend an average of 28 hours per wekk in self-directed learning.

Prerequisites: MED1011, MED1022, MED2031

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