Patient and Doctor 1 (MDMP5112)

UNIT OF STUDY

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the therapeutic nature of the patient-doctor relationship and the impact on that relationship of the individual characteristics of both patient and doctor. They will have the ability to listen and to identify issues of concern to patients, families and carers and to respond to those concerns, using whatever means are necessary for effective communication. They will also have the ability to elicit and interpret clinical symptoms and signs by interviewing and examining patients systematically and with sensitivity, and to use this information to guide further investigations. Students will have the ability to perform important clinical procedures, particularly those vital in life threatening situations; and ethical behaviour in meeting the needs of patients and families; concern for confidentiality and respect for individual autonomy, enabling patients and their families to make informed decisions in relation to their medical care.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Similar to Basic and Clinical Science 1

Assessment

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is summative and attendance is compulsory. In addition, at the end of Stage 1, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all eight units of study in Stage 1.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Corequisites

MDMP5111, MDMP5113, MDMP5114

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.