Regional Rotation

Course code MEDI3013Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Provides student with an opportunity to study in smaller regional and rural hospitals. In these hospitals patients are closer to their everyday environment and have a range of medical and surgical problems that differs from that seen in tertiary referral centres. Part of this term involves exposure to rural general practice which may be quite different from urban practice.

This course is offered in both Semester V and Semester VI, on a rotating basis. Full-time students who enrol in Regional Rotation must enrol concurrently in Health Equity Selectives.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesKnowledge: Students who have completed the course should have developed their knowledge and understanding of:

1. The aetiology, pathology, symptoms and signs, natural history and prognosis of a range of common medical and surgical conditions.

2. Common diagnostic procedures involved with the work up of common medical and surgical conditions.

3. Principles of management of a range of common medical and surgical conditions, allowing for the impact of the regional context on management principles.

Skills: Students completing the course should have developed the following skills:

1. The ability to take an accurate, organized and focused medical history for a range of medical and surgical conditions.

2. The ability to perform a systematic and confident physical examination of the basic medical systems and common surgical conditions.

3. The ability to interpret and integrate the history and physical examination findings to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis or differential diagnosis.

Attitudes: At the end of the course, students should demonstrate the following professional attitudes:

1. Respect for community values in regional areas.

2. An appreciation of the complexity of ethical issues related to illness, including the allocation of scarce resources in regional areas.

3. An appreciation of the need to practise health care that maximises patient safety.
ContentClinical examination skills in examining patients with particular reference to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, abdominal, vascular, haematopoietic joints and masses.

Assessment of patients in General Practice settings with particular emphasis on rehabilitation, tracking patients through health care institutions, and the development of interprofessional communication skills.
Replacing Course(s)Part of MEDI3210A and MEDI3210B.
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 3 before progressing to Year 4. For 2004, there are no significant changes to course and assessment content and therefore students who fail Year 3 in 2003 will be required to re-enrol into the entire suite of new Year 3 courses in 2004.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must have successfully completed MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013 AND MEDI2014.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsPatient Tracking (Follow-Through) Report
Examination: FormalShort Caase OSCE
Other: (please specify)Logbook of Clinical Skills
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 40 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine degree programs.