Womens, Adolescents and Childrens Health

Course code MEDI4015Units 40Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Encompasses the study and management of all aspects of human reproduction and paediatric medicine including human sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth, changes in the female reproductive system, assessment of child health, outpatient and community paediatrics.

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 both Semesters 1 and 2, on a rotating basis.

Available in 2015

Central Coast Clinical SchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Hunter Clinical SchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Manning Base HospitalSemester 1, Semester 2
Tablelands Clinical SchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Tamworth Base HospitalSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate understanding, skills and professional attitudes to a level that will prepare them for common and important illnesses of an obstetric, gynaecological and paediatric nature in the pre-internship year, including:

1. analyse the aetiology, pathophysiology, presentation, and prognosis of women and childrens conditions as they present in clinical settings;

2. demonstrate appropriate skill in history taking, physical examination, investigation and diagnostic techniques for diagnosing women and childrens conditions;

3. articulate the basic principles of management of women and childrens conditions, including the use of appropriate pharmacological, surgical, physical, nutritional, psychological and unorthodox therapies;

4. recognise the presentation of those women and childrens conditions that require urgent assessment and treatment, along with the emergency procedures for such;

5. assess the public health impact of clinical problems for both women and children in the community, including the epidemiology of common risk factors and early intervention strategies;

6. describe and discuss the relationship between psychiatric illness and women and childrens conditions, including an understanding of the common psychiatric presentations;

7. demonstrate awareness of the cultural significance of women and childrens health problems, including understanding of cultural differences in response to illness;

8. obtain an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised history for women and childrens conditions;

9. perform an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised physical examination for women and childrens conditions;

10. interpret and integrate the history and physical examination findings to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis and differential diagnosis for women and childrens conditions;

11. choose from the repertoire of clinical skills, use those that are appropriate and practical to apply in a given situation;

12. formulate a plan addressing the investigation and management of the patients illness, and the personal and social problems to which the illness may give rise;

13. take 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;

14. communicate clearly and sensitively with patients and their families and with other health professionals;

15. function in the healthcare team, involving collaboration and cooperation with other team members and understanding the role of each member;

16. discuss and apply the principles of ethics related to healthcare and demonstrate the capacity to apply those principles to the care of patients and the legal responsibilities, particularly with respect to women and childrens illnesses;

17. articulate the factors that affect the quality and safety of healthcare;

18. compare and contrast how the cost of care may affect optimal patient care and the benefit to the community of available resources;

19. analyse the interaction between the health of individuals and the well-being of populations; and

20. demonstrate an appreciation of the responsibility to maintain standards of medical practice at the highest possible level throughout a professional career.
ContentIndigenous and multicultural health
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Perinatal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Sexual health
Screening and preventive care in Maternal and Child Health
TransitionStudents must successfully complete all requirements of Year 4 before progressing to Year 5.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013, MEDI2014, MEDI3014, MEDI3017 and MEDI3018
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudent Portfolio
Examination: Formalwritten assessment using a variety of instruments (MCQ, OSCE)
Group/tutorial participation and contributionattendance, participation and professional behaviour during tutorials, skills sessions, presentations and seminars will be monitored throughout the course by tutors
Other: (please specify)Clinical Supervisor Rating Form
Contact HoursLecture: for 20 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 64 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 20 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Problem Based Learning: for 48 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Practical: for 48 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine program.

WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate
Working with Children and Young People Declaration
ClinConnect compliance
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI4015