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MED6001 - Advanced clinical practice

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Morry Silberstein


Not offered in 2007


This program facilitates consolidation and enhancement of clinical skills and knowledge in a range of clinical environments according to the student's interest. Students will participate in a range of activities including supervised clinical practice and related activities. Students will be expected to undertake a range of learning activities which will be both self-directed and faculty-based. Appropriate feedback to students will facilitate professional development.


At the completion of the clinical attachment, each student should be able to

  1. Demonstrate appropriate clinical history and examination skills
  2. Demonstrate the clinical skills necessary to competently diagnose and manage emergency and non-emergency cases
  3. Demonstrate their ability to identify and assimilate presenting problems in the development of an appropriate management plan
  4. Demonstrate their understanding of the pathophysiological basis of health and disease
  5. Demonstrate their understanding of the context of illness and how this influences the clinical presentation and management
  6. Demonstrate their abilities to work as an effective member of a health care team
  7. Demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical behaviour with patients and colleagues
  8. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and their families
  9. Demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills with colleagues
  10. Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking in all aspects of clinical care
  11. Demonstrate their ability to perform relevant clinical procedures
  12. Demonstrate their ability to apply evidence based medicine to clinical decision making in practice
  13. Demonstrate a commitment to independent learning, continuing education and quality assurance activities


Continuous assessment
Qualitative report on each selective may be available
Pass grade only

Contact hours

Four six-week attachments in clinical settings of the student's choice


This unit is not available to students in the 5 year structure of the MBBS program.