Introduction to Professional Practice

Course code MEDI1011Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Develops the essential clinical skills and knowledge that are required for a student to begin medical practice including occupational health and safety, infection control, and interviewing skills. This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medicine program.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAt the end of the course, students shall:

1. Demonstrate an ability to communicate appropriately with patients, health professionals and the public

2. Be able to describe the modes of delivery of health care services in Australia (in general) and in NSW (specifically)

3. Demonstrate an appropriate, professional attitude as a medical student, recognising that the primary professional responsibility is to the health interest of the patient

4. Apply the basic ethical and legal constraints that structure the interaction between health care professionals and patients

5. Know how to interact safely with patients and professionals in the health care system,with due regard for hospital and system safety and OH&S standards

6. Recognise potential risk situations and be able to respond appropriately

7. Demonstrate initial skills in the approach to taking a structured medical history

8. Recognise key features of the history and communicate these to other health care professionals

9. Develop basic skills in the initial management of uncomplicated wounds and simple trauma

10. Demonstrate an understanding of the basis of clinical pharmacology and use of drugs in clinical medicine.

11. Apply a knowledge of basic anatomical pathology to clinical medicine
ContentThe students will be introduced to a series of medical problems in tutorials.

Students will generate learning targets associated with professional practice during these sessions relating to topics such as infection control, OH&S, ethics and health law.

The students will then undertake their own learning, directed toward these learning targets. Various health professionals will then provide lectures, tutorials and information sessions as they relate to the professional practice problems being investigated.

Students will attend practical exercises relating to infection control and communication skills. Students will also attend clinical tutorials relating to medical consultation skills
TransitionThe following transition arrangements will apply to any student undertaking the current program who fails a course.

The current policy of the Bachelor of Medicine program is that students must successfully complete all requirements of Year 1 before progressing to Year 2. For 2004, there are no significant changes to course and assessment content and therefore students who fail Year 1 in 2003 will be required to re-enrol into the entire suite of new Year 1 courses in 2004.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalWritten assessments using a variety of assessment instruments (MCQ, SAQ)
Other: (please specify)Attendance and participation at PBL tutorials will be monitored and assessed by tutors throughout the course.
Other: (please specify)Certification of Infection Control practicals
Other: (please specify)Clinical Ethics Certification
Other: (please specify)Attendance at scheduled Medical Consultation sessions will be monitored by Tutors
Other: (please specify)On-line Doc.Com modules to be completed
Other: (please specify)Patient Safety Certification
Other: (please specify)Completion of online Academic Integrity Module (AIM)
Other: (please specify)Senior First Aid Certification
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Practical: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Problem Based Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine degree programs.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MEDI1011