Medical Science 2


This course is designed to ensure students acquire the essential medical science knowledge in relation to problems of the cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems. It is based on a series of common medical problems of these systems.



  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Scientific method relevant to biological, behavioural and social sciences at a level adequate to provide a rational basis for present medical practice, and to acquire and incorporate the advances in knowledge which will occur over their working lives;

2. The normal structure, function and development of the human body and mind at all stages of life, the factors that may disturb these, and the interactions between body and mind; and

3. The aetiology, pathology, symptoms and signs, natural history and prognosis of common mental and physical ailments in children, adolescents, adults and the aged. A more detailed knowledge is required of those conditions that require urgent assessment and treatment.


  • Problem based tutorials and fixed resource sessions in relation to mechanisms of disease of the cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems
  • Anatomy laboratory tutorials
  • Microscopy tutorials

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.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine degree programs. Pre-requisite - successful completion of all 1st year requirements

Assumed Knowledge

MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014 and MEDI1015

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal (MCQ and SAQ)

Participation: Group/Tutorial Participation and contribution

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 misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


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

Students will average 14 hours per week of scheduled timetabled activities

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term