General Practice and Subspecialities 2

Description

This course is designed to allow students to continue to develop clinical skills and knowledge required to deal with patients with disorders common to Primary Health Care, Inpatient and Outpatient services, with a particular focus on subspecialty areas, as well as exposing students to factors affecting health equity. Part of this term may involve exposure to rural general practice, which may be quite different from urban practice.

This course also reinforces the integration of medical and clinical sciences which underpin student learning.

Full-time students who enrol in General Practice and Subspecialties 2 must enrol concurrently in Health Equity Selectives.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Take an accurate, organised and focused medical history for a range of common medical and surgical conditions;

2. Appreciate and integrate questions regarding demographic, educational and psychological factors into the medical history, regardless of the medical or surgical presentation;

3. Perform a systematic and confident physical examination with a particular focus on ophthalmology, dermatology, immunology, rheumatology and orthopaedics;

4. Recognise common presentations of medicine and surgery with a particular focus on ophthalmology, dermatology, immunology, rheumatology and orthopaedics;

5. Interpret and integrate the history and physical examination findings to develop appropriate differential diagnoses;

6. Select and use the most appropriate and cost effective diagnostic procedures, including an appreciation of principles of efficient and equitable resource allocation and use of finite resources;

7. Formulate a management plan that integrates relevant factors affecting the physical and psychological wellbeing of patients (eg. demographic, educational, psychological factors) along with management of their physical condition, and to plan management in conjunction with the patient;

8. Communicate with patients and their families in a respectful, sensitive manner, which is also mindful of demographic and educational issues relevant to the family;

9. Work effectively in a team with other health care professionals

10. Identify and critique research literature relevant to a person's presentation and apply this clinical evidence appropriately in therapeutic choices.

11. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of how to deal with diagnostic uncertainty often inherent in primary health care with a particular focus on ophthalmology, dermatology, immunology, rheumatology and orthopaedics

12. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of interaction between humans and their social and physical environment, and ways in which these factors may impact on a person's clinical presentation, access to health care and ability to adhere to a management plan

13. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the effect of resource maldistribution in the delivery of health to a population and diagnosis and management plans for an individual in this population

14. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the role of primary health care in Australia and internationally

15. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of epidemiology, public health issues, evidence-based medicine and risk factor management of common conditions seen in primary health care with a particular focus on ophthalmology, dermatology, immunology, rheumatology and orthopaedics

16. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of principles of prevention and screening for common disease in primary health care including risk factor management and public health issues with a particular focus on ophthalmology, dermatology, immunology, rheumatology and orthopaedics

17. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the complexity of ethical issues related to illness

18. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of mechanism of action of vaccines currently used in Australia and the programs to ensure high population coverage

19. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of epidemiology of epidemics and appropriate preventive measures

20. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of appropriate inter-professional communication and behaviour with colleagues

21. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of effective and sensitive history-taking and examination of an Indigenous patient

22. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of how the history, social and cultural determinants of health might affect an Indigenous person's current health status

23. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of Indigenous Health challenges

24. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of key health indicators for Indigenous Australians and ways of redressing health inequity issues

25. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of centrality of family and kinship ties for Indigenous Australians in regard to health

Content

Clinical skills, including history-taking, physical examination, diagnosis, formulation of management plans, communication skills and teamwork, with specific consideration to:

  • General Practice
  • Public Health
  • Risk Factor Management
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Access to Health Care

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 2nd year requirements. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MEDI3014

Assumed Knowledge

MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013 and MEDI2014

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal (MCQ and SAQ)

Log / Workbook: Logbook

Professional Task: General Practice Supervisors Report

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

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 workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 12 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

The contact hours identified are based on the overall average for the duration of the course.