MD Elective (MDMP5409)


The Elective Term offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in a health related activity. This may be clinical work in hospital or community settings, research global health or health policy work locally, interstate or anywhere in the world. It is an opportunity to prepare for a particular career direction, explore different experiences or enhance skills in particular areas of a student's own choice. Students usually organise their own Elective Term placements but the Office for Global Health manages around 90 exchange placements for Elective students each year If advice or assistance is needed students can contact the Electives academic at their Clinical Schools, Director of Electives or the Elective Administrative Officer.

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Further unit of study information


Undertaken in an environment approved by the Clinical School Associate Dean or Delegate.


This unit will be assessed by the completion of a Pre-Elective Module, the development of personal learning goals, satisfactory completion of the on-line application (including Safety Protocol), satisfactory supervisor report and submission of an 'Elective Term Report' of approximately 1000 words at the end of the Elective Term.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


MDMP5221 and MDMP5222 and MDMP5223 and MDMP5224 and MDMP5225

Additional Information

Students must obtain written approval through the on-line system to undertake an Elective from the Electives academic at their Clinical School who has the role of advising, counselling and directing students in their applications and approving Electives.

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.