General Practice and Subspecialties 2
|Course code MEDI3018||Units 20||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
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.
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
|Objectives||Demonstrate the ability to:|
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; and
10. identify and critique research literature relevant to a person's presentation and apply this clinical evidence appropriately in therapeutic choices.
Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of:
11. how to deal with diagnostic uncertainty often inherent in primary health care with a particular focus on ophthalmology, dermatology, immunology, rheumatology and orthopaedics;
12. 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. 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. the role of primary health care in Australia and internationally;
15. 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. 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. the complexity of ethical issues related to illness;
18. mechanism of action of vaccines currently used in Australia and the programs to ensure high population coverage;
19. epidemiology of epidemics and appropriate preventive measures;
20. appropriate inter-professional communication and behaviour with colleagues;
21. effective and sensitive history-taking and examination of Indigenous patients;
22. how the history, social and cultural determinants of health might affect an Indigenous person's current health status;
23. Indigenous Health challenges;
24. key health indicators for Indigenous Australians and ways of redressing health inequity issues; and
25. 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: |
Risk Factor Management
Access to Health Care
|Transition||Students must successfully complete all requirements of Year 3 before progressing to Year 4.|
|Assumed Knowledge||MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013 and MEDI2014|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks|
Practical: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Case Study: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Problem Based Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for MEDI3018|