24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Associate Professor Peter Barton
Professor Parasakthi Navaratnam (Malaysia)
Associate Professor Christopher Wright
Dr Nisha Angela Dominic (Malaysia)
Integrated Clinical Studies builds upon learning in the specialty clinical areas of Children's Health, General Practice, Psychiatry and Women's Health. Students will undertake clinical placements in each specialty clinical areas across the year. Learning activities specific to each specialty area will be linked to the specific clinical placement and may include lectures, tutorials, case-based learning, bedside tutorials, practical skills sessions, and specialty teaching clinics and directed learning activities. Students are expected to consolidate knowledge and skills through both experiential learning in clinical settings and self directed study.
Upon successful completion, for the disciplines relevant to each of the clinical placements undertaken, students should be able to:
Theme I: Personal and Professional Development
- Demonstrate appropriate communication, and interpersonal and professional skills for hospital and community clinical settings
- Recognise legal and ethical issues relevant to the practice of medicine
- Recognise the principles of team-work, and the role of doctors in clinical teams.
Theme II: Population, Society, Health and Illness
- Explain the economic perspective on health issues and health care
- Critique evaluations of a health intervention
- Identify organisational factors which impact on patient care and participate in quality improvement processes
- Identify the impact of public health policy on the delivery of health care to the individual
- Identify relevant programs and community resources available to patients and their families
- Identify relevant approaches to health education, illness prevention and rehabilitation.
Theme III: Foundations of Clinical Practice
- Apply the knowledge and concepts of basic biological, psychological and social science to common and important clinical conditions
- Identify biological, psychological and social factors pertinent to understanding the illness and its management
- Identify common and important illnesses, conditions and disorders.
Theme IV: Clinical Skills
- Elicit and record an accurate clinical history appropriate for the patients and the clinical context
- Perform and accurately record an appropriate physical examination
- Develop differential diagnoses and formulate problems
- Competently perform selected clinical practices, techniques and procedures
- Formulate appropriate patient-centred management plans and discuss management issues
- Identify appropriate and cost-effective investigation strategies.
This unit requires students to undertake off-campus clinical placements. In the clinical setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the clinical component of each unit.Students must be aware of the faculty's Clinical Placement Guidelines.Students will not be permitted to attend any clinical placements unless they have current valid Working with Children and Police checks, and have a satisfactory immunisation status, all of which must be submitted to Faculty.
- OSCEs (40%)
- Written examinations (2 x 3 hrs) (40%)
- Paper 1: General Practice and Medicine of the Mind
- Paper 2: Children's Health and Women's Health
- Written VIA examination (20%)
Attendance Hurdle: 80% attendance at clinical attachments.
If you are unable to attend a session, you may be eligible for In Semester Special Consideration
In order pass MED4200, students must:
- Pass the combined "Paper 1" and "Paper 2" examinations
- Pass the OSCE examination
- Pass the combined score of ("Paper 1" & "Paper 2") + (OSCE) + (VIA)
- Students must attend a minimum of 80% tutorials and clinical placements in all four (4) clinical discipline rotations (General Practice, Psychiatry, Women's Health, Children's Health) to pass this unit. Attendance must be passed "per discipline", not just 80% over the whole year.
The Borderline Group method is used to determine the pass score and borderline range for the OSCE, and the Ebel method is used to determine the pass score and borderline ranges for the written examinations.
This is a 24 point unit over 2 x18 week semesters in continuous rotations through clinical attachments. 80% minimum attendance hurdle requirement.
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