Professional Practice 3

Course code MEDI2013Units 20Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Continues from MEDI1014 and MEDI2011, ensuring that students further develop the skills and knowledge required to deal with patients who have problems of the neurological, psychiatric and endocrine systems.

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. demonstrate the 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;

3. demonstrate the skills required for taking a limited, problem-focussed, structured medical history in relation to the neurological, psychiatric and endocrine systems;

4. perform an accurate, limited physical examination of the neurological, psychiatric and endocrine systems;

5. describe and evaluate relevant common diagnostic procedures of the neurological, psychiatric and endocrine systems;

6. participate in common procedures that are appropriate, and practical forms of treatment in relation to the neurological, psychiatric and endocrine systems;

7. recognise key features of the history and communicate these to other healthcare professionals;

8. distinguish and apply relevant ethical principles and basic legal responsibilities in the areas of neurological, psychiatric and endocrine medicine;

9. demonstrate initial understanding of the management of common conditions of the neurological, psychiatric and endocrine systems including the use of appropriate pharmacological, physical, nutritional, psychological and unorthodox therapies;

10. demonstrate understanding of the principles of epidemiology and public health as applied to problems of the neurological, psychiatric and endocrine systems;

11. know how to interact safely with patients and professionals in the healthcare system, with due regard for hospital and system safety and WHS standards; and

12. understand the role that community organisations can play in contributing to the healthcare systems in NSW.
ContentClinical fundamentals of the nervous and endocrine systems including:
Clinical Ethics
Public Health
Health Systems
Communication Skills
Record Keeping
History Taking
Physical Examination
Investigations/diagnostic procedures
Management Principles
Clinical Science
TransitionStudents must successfully complete all requirements of Year 2 before progressing to Year 3.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
ClinicalNeurology Professional Skills Certification
Psychiatry Professional Skills Sessions / Communication and Mental Health Consultation Skills Certification
Examination: Formalup to 3 hours of written assessment (MCQ, SAQ) and up to 2 hours of clinical assessment (OSCE)
Group/tutorial participation and contributionattendance and participation at PBL tutorials will be monitored throughout the course by tutors
LectureHealth, Law and Ethics Fixed Resource Sessions - mandatory attendance
Other: (please specify)Health Law and Ethics Video Task - production of a short film in self assigned groups of 2-5 students which will by assessed by peers in a timetabled session
Patient Safety Tutorials - mandatory attendance
Contact HoursLecture: for 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Problem Based Learning: for 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Clinical: for 10 hour(s) per Term 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 MEDI2013