Professional Practice 1

Course code MEDI1014Units 20Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

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.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medicine program.

This course is offered in Semester 2 only.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
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; and

9. demonstrate skills in finding and evaluating literature on the causes of health and disease.
ContentFixed 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
TransitionStudents must successfully complete all requirements of Year 1 before progressing to Year 2.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Practical
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAboriginal Health - Case Scenario Assignment
Social Determinants of Health Assignment
Essays / Written AssignmentsGeneral Practice Assignment
Examination: Formal1 hour OSCE
2 hours MCQ (may include SAQ)
Group/tutorial participation and contributionattendance and participation at PBL tutorials will be monitored throughout the course by tutors
Other: (please specify)Certification of Professional Skills - Abdomen, Musculo-skeletal, GP, Medical Consultation
completion of Doc.Com online modules
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Practical: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Clinical: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine program.

WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate
Working with Children and Young People Declaration
ClinConnect compliance
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI1014