Personal and Professional Development 1 (MDMP5114)


On completion of this module students will have demonstrated knowledge of the foundations of health law and of the "Code of Conduct for Medical Practitioners: Good Medical practice" (the statement of the standard of conduct required of medical practitioners by the national professional registration board) and also of compliance with this Code (where appropriate). Students will also have demonstrated a foundational understanding of compassionate, ethical professional behaviour; the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team accepting and providing leadership as appropriate; an understanding of the positive and negative personal impacts of a medical career and related concepts of stress; and the ability to observe discuss and reflect on individual experiences.

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Similar to Basic and Clinical Science 1


Satisfactory completion of the following activities is required: 1. An online learning module that provides certification of familiarity with the fundamentals of health law that are relevant to being a medical student and knowledge of Sydney Medical School policies and regulations. 2. Attendance at and completion of a short course on "Finding Relevant Information in Health and Medical Databases". 3. Participation in a peer assessment process in PBL tutorials. 4. Submission of a reflective portfolio and participation in an interview with a faculty member. 5. Completion of the summative teaching evaluation assessment over a designated 2-week period. 6. Appropriate ethical and professional behaviour as determined by the PPD Theme. 7. Attendance at all designated activities in this Stage. Students who miss more than 10% of tutorials in any Block of study may not be eligible to proceed to Stage 2 except by a specific decision of the Stage 1 Examination Committee. 8. In addition, at the end of Stage 1, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all eight units of study in Stage 1.

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Unit of study rules


MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113

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.