Professional Practice 1

Description

Continues teaching students the basic clinical skills and knowledge that relate to the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems, and background concepts of the determinants of health.

Clinical skills are the skills employed by doctors at the patient's bedside. Students will acquire these skills in small group tutorials involving real and simulated patients.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

2. Elicit a limited, problem focussed, structured medical history pertaining to the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems;

3. Perform an accurate, limited physical examination of the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems;

4. Plan initial management of patients with clinical problems of the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems;

5. Describe and evaluate relevant common diagnostic procedures pertaining to the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems;

6. Identify pathophysiology leading to ill health in the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems;

7. Integrate epidemiology and public health principles in regard to gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems;

8. Distinguish and apply relevant ethical principles, WHS principles and basic legal responsibilities to care of patients

9. Demonstrate skills in finding and evaluating literature on the causes of health and disease.

Content

  • Fixed Resource Sessions relating to clinical skills in the relevant clinical areas
  • Problem-based learning tutorials relevant to working problems being studied
  • Clinical tutorials relating to clinical skills in the relevant clinical areas
  • Clinical attachments in a variety of community healthcare services and settings

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine degree programs. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MEDI1014 and MEDI1015

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal (MCQ and OSCA)

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - Aboriginal Health

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - social determinants of health

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - General Practice

Online Learning Activity: Completion of Doc.com modules (Web-based medical communication modules)

Participation: Group Tutorial/Participation and contribution

Practical Demonstration: Certification of Professional Skills (oral and written)

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students can expect to attend 10 hours per week of scheduled activity