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 clinical problems of gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems.

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
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. Demonstrate an appropriate, professional attitude as a medical student, recognising that the primary professional responsibility is to the health interest of the patient (ie do not be rude, turn up on timec etc)

3. Demonstrate the skills required for taking a limited problem focussed, structured medical history pertaining to the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems

4. Perform an accurate, limited physical examination 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. Participate in common procedures that are appropriate and practical forms of treatment for disorders of the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems

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

8. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of epidemiology and public health as applied to problems of the gastrointestinal, renal and musculo-skeletal systems

9. Distinguish and apply relevant ethical principles and basic legal responsibilities

10.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.

11.Understand the role that community organisations can play in contributing to the health care systems in NSW.
Content1. Fixed Resource Sessions relating to clinical skills in the relavent clinical areas.

2. Problem-based learning tutorials relevant to working problems being studied.

2. Clinical tutorials relating to clinical skills in the relevant clinical areas.

3. Clinical attachments in a variety of community health care services and settings.
Replacing Course(s)Replacing part of MEDI1010B
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 KnowledgeThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine program.
WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal2 hours OSCA
2 hours (MCQ, SAQ, etc)
Group/tutorial participation and contributionAttendance and participation will be reported every week by Tutors during the Semester
Other: (please specify)Certification of Professional Skills - Abdomen, Musculo-skeletal, Medical Interviewinng feedback sessions
Other: (please specify)Core - Aboriginal Health - CD ROM
Presentations - GroupCore - Aboriginal Health - Group Poster
Contact HoursProblem Based Learning: for 2.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: 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
Compulsory Course ComponentSuccessful completion of Academic Integrity Module
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MEDI1014