Medicine & Surgery
|Course code MEDI4016||Units 40||Level 4000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
In the course students will be attached to medical and surgical teams in either rural and urban, teaching hospitals, which will enable them to experience differences in health care according to location. This course combines the previously learned basic sciences knowledge and professional skills, integrating them into an intensive clinical setting. In the medical and surgical clinical setting the course will enable students to build on their clinical skills and implementation of their knowledge in patient scenarios. Learning is focussed on medical and surgical problems from presentation, to diagnosis, to management and the associated issues arising. Clinical experience will develop knowledge of the pathophysiology of common disease. conditions encountered in adult medicine and surgery when students participate in ward rounds, ward work, operating theatre, clinics and doctors rooms gaining exposure to a variety of disciplines. Students will experience the management of common conditions of adult medicine and surgery and the impact of urban and rural location on the pattern of health services.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||By the end of the course, the student will demonstrate understanding, skills and professional attitudes to a level that will prepare them for managing common and important illnesses of a medical nature in the remainder of the course and of a surgical nature in their intern year.. |
By the end of this course students will be able to
1. Analyse the aetiology, pathophysiology including pathology, presentation, and prognosis of medical and surgical conditions as presented in clinical settings
2. Demonstrate appropriate skills in the history taking, physical examination, investigation and use of diagnostic techniques for diagnosing medical and surgical conditions
3. Articulate the basic principles of the management of medical and surgical conditions, including the use of appropriate pharmacological, surgical, physical, nutritional, psychological and unorthodox therapies
4. Justify the presentation of those medical and surgical conditions that require urgent assessment and treatment, along with plans for the emergency procedures for such
5. Assess the public health impact of clinical problems for both medicine and surgery in the community, including the epidemiology of common risk factors and early intervention strategies
6. Describe and discuss the relationship between psychiatric illness and medical or surgical conditions, including an understanding of the common psychiatric presentations.
7. Demonstrate awareness of the cultural significance of medical and surgical problems, including understanding of cultural differences in response to illness.
By the end of this course students will demonstrate the ability to
1. Obtain an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised history for medical and surgical conditions
2. Perform an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised physical examination for medical and surgical conditions
3. Interpret and integrate the history and physical examination findings to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis and differential diagnosis for medical and surgical conditions
4. Choose, from the repertoire of clinical skills, justifying those that are appropriate and practical to apply in a given situation.
5. 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.
6. Appreciate 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.
7. Communicate clearly and sensitively with patients and their families and with other health professionals.
8. Function in the health care team, involving collaboration and cooperation with other team members and understanding the role of each member.
Appropriate Professional Attitudes:
By the end of this course students will be able to
1. Discuss the principles of ethics related to health care and demonstrate the capacity to apply those principles to the care of patients and the legal responsibilities, particularly with respect to patients with medical and surgical illnesses.
2.Articulate the factors that affect the quality and safety of health care.
3. Compare and contrast how the cost of care may affect optimal patient care and appreciate the benefit to the community of using available resources.
4. Analyse the interaction between the health of individuals and the well-being of populations.
5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the responsibility to maintain standards of medical practice at the highest possible level throughout a professional career.
|Content||Opportunities will be available in the following areas (depending on the clinical site)|
Aged Care Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
Endocrinology and Endocrine Surgery
Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
|Assumed Knowledge||Students must have successfully completed MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013, MEDI2014, MEDI3017 and MEDI3018|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Practical: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|
Lecture: for 25 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Problem Based Learning: for 36 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for MEDI4016|