Introduction to Medical Studies

Course code MEDI100Units 40Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Introduction to Medical Studies is a course designed to prepare international students for the Bachelor of Medicine (B Med) program coming from MARA Banting college (Malaysia). A major component of this course will be developing language and communication skills necessary for health professionals. Students will be introduced to the Bachelor of Medicine learning styles and assessment techniques including; problem based learning, self directed learning, and group learning. The course will address various aspects of Australian culture and society in a medical context.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2004
ObjectivesBy the end of the course, the student will demonstrate:

1. language and communication skills sufficient:
- to adequately participate in problem based learning tutorials
- to give presentations
- to engage with patients in hospitals
2. an understanding of the learning styles and strategies of the B Med program as well as the skills to cope with:
- problem based learning
- self directed learning
- group learning
3. an understanding of the Australian culture and society and its impact on health care including the;
- historical and cultural make up of the population
- political structure
- health care system (structure and burdens)
- contemporary issues
ContentLanguage and communication skills for health professionals
Learning styles in medicine
Australian culture and society
Replacing Course(s)No
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThere is no assumed knowledge.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Field Study
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignment on learning styles in Medicine
Written assignment on Australian culture and society
Written assignments for language and communication skills for health professionals
Group/tutorial participation and contributionAttendance and participation in tutorials and lectures will be monitored throughout the course. Students are expected to attend all sessions timetabled.
Presentations - IndividualPresentations for language and communication skills for health professionals
Contact HoursLecture: for 21 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment only open to students enrolled in the program Introduction to Medical Studies (11560)