Professional Practice 3

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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;

12. Understand the role that community organisations can play in contributing to the healthcare systems in NSW.

Content

Clinical 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

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 all 1st year requirements

Assumed Knowledge

MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal (MCQ, SAQ and OSCE)

Participation: Group/Tutorial Participation and contribution

Participation: Lecture: Health Law and Ethics fixed resource session (participatory forum)

Project: Health Law and Ethics Video Task

Participation: Patient Safety Tutorials

Practical Demonstration: Neurology and Psychiatry Certification

Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Integrated Learning Session: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Attendance at all sessions is compulsory
  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Attendance at all sessions is compulsory

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 10 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning Session

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

Lecture

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

Self-Directed Learning

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

Students will average 14 hours per week of scheduled timetabled activities