|Course code MEDI4014||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
Encompasses the study and management of all aspects of human reproduction including human sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth and changes in the female reproductive system.
This course is offered in both Semester VII and Semester VIII, on a rotating basis. Full-time students who enrol in Reproductive Medicine must enrol concurrently in Paediatrics.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||The Student must understand the Scientific Basis of Clinical Medicine:|
At the end of the course, should have knowledge and understanding of normal pregnancy and childbirth, the more common obstetrical emergencies, the principles of antenatal and postnatal core, and medical aspects of family planning
The student must have an Adequate Knowledge of Clinical Medicine:
At the end of the course, students shall demonstrate detailed knowledge of:
1. the aetiology, epidemiology, pathology, symptoms and signs, natural history and prognosis of common mental and physical ailments.
2. the management of common conditions, including the use of appropriate pharmacological, physical, nutritional, psychological and unorthodox therapies.
3. those common conditions that require urgent assessment and treatment.
4. those conditions whose management current practice places within the responsibility of new graduate medical practitioners.
5. common diagnostic procedures.
6. the cultural factors that influence health and health-related behaviour
7. the factors that affect the quality and safety of health care.
The student must have a High Level of Professional Skill:
At the end of the course, students should have developed the ability to demonstrate:
1. the capacity to obtain an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised medical history
2. the capacity to perform an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised physical and mental state examination
3. the capacity to interpret and integrate the history and physical examination findings to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and to identify the personal and social problems to which the illness may give rise.
4. the capacity to formulate a plan addressing the investigation and management of the patient's illness, and the personal and social problems to which the illness may give rise.
5. the ability to interpret common diagnostic procedures
6. the capacity to communicate clearly and sensitively with patients and their families and with other health professionals.
7. the application of principles of health education, disease prevention and screening in womens health
8. the ability to choose from a range of clinical skills those that are most appropriate to use in a given situation
The student's attitudes to Practice must be Ethical and Socially Responsible.
At the end of the course, the student shall demonstrate understanding:
1. of the principles of ethics related to health care and shall demonstrate the capacity to apply those principles to the care of patients and the legal responsibilities.
2. of the importance of taking into account the values and preferences of the patient when considering the investigation and management of illness, and of the need, in all cases, to plan management in concert with the patient.
3. that it is not always in the interests of patients or their families to do everything which is technically possible to make a precise diagnosis or to attempt to modify the course of an illness
4. the importance of the need to work effectively in a team with other health care professionals
5. the need to recognise when a clinical problem exceeds their capacity to deal with it safely and efficiently and of the need to refer the patient for help from others when this occurs
The student's practice must Take Account of New Knowledge. At the end of the course, students shall demonstrate the capacity to evaluate and interpret medical evidence in a scientific manner and to use information sources to pursue independent inquiry.
|Content||Obstetrics and Gynaecology.|
Interactional Skills and Psychiatry.
Integrated basic science.
|Assumed Knowledge||Students must have successfully completed MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013 AND MEDI2014.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Practical: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term