Undergraduate unit of study descriptions

Students can refer to the Sydney Medical School website (sydney.edu.au/medicine) for the latest information regarding unit of study descriptions, assessment or other requirements.

Please note: These units of study are ONLY available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (first three years).

SMTP – Medicine

Theses units are offered through the Sydney Medical School. They are only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
SMTP3007 SMTP Elective I

Session: Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Report describing the elective topic or activities Mode of delivery: Field experience
All Combined Medical Degree Students are required to complete a 5 day Observational Elective Placement during their undergraduate degree. Students can elect their own area of study for this unit. They are required to visit a research institute, a charitable organization, a community health centre or hospital (local or rural) to observe how health and well being are supported in their chosen location, to understand the personal challenges this role has, as well as an appreciation of the position of these roles/locations in the local and national health networks.
Each year there are a limited number of Rural location placements available to Combined Medical Degree students to satisfy the Observational Elective Placement requirement of the program. All students are required to complete the following checks before their placement: Working with Children check (valid for 3 years from date of issue) Criminal record check (valid for 3 years from date of issue) Have all current NSW Health required vaccinations.
Each student is to submit a 'Pre-placement Report' (~500 words) before their placement. After completion of the placement, each student is required to submit a personal reflection of his or her experience using the 'Pre-placement Report' as a starting point. The 'Post-placement Reflective report' should be approximately ~1000 to 1,500 words.