Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

 

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GDMP1011 Basic and Clinical Sciences 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Margot Day Session: Semester 1 Classes: On a weekly basis, 1 problem-based learning session (total 3 hours); up to seven lectures related mainly to the weekly problem (issues raised in the problem are usually relevant to all themes but with an emphasis on basic sciences); two to three Basic and Clinical Sciences Theme sessions (generally 1.5 hours); two Patient and Doctor sessions (up to 1.5 hours) in the clinical school and either one Population Medicine or Personal and Professional Development session (1.5 hours) or a joint session. Students are required to attend 1 full day at the clinical school. Corequisites: GDMP1012 and GDMP1013 and GDMP1014 Assessment: 1x written assessment in Basic and Clinical Science is formative and 2x written assessments are summative. All are based on multiple-choice and extended-matching type questions and attendance is compulsory. Satisfactory grade in the summative allows progression into Stage 2. Students will also have to complete a formative Haematology assessment and achieve a satisfactory grade in summative practical exams in Anatomy and Pathology. At the end of Stage 1, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all eight units of study in Stage 1 (this is the same as one of the summative written assessments listed above). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Upon completion of this module, students will have developed a solid understanding of the structure and function of most body systems (e.g. musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory). In addition, be able to apply an understanding of normal and abnormal human structure, function and behaviour to the diagnosis, management and prevention of health problems. They will also be able to use the best available evidence on outcomes to prevent or cure disease, relieve symptoms or minimise disability and analyse clinical data and published work to determine their validity and generalisability. Students will participate in the generation, interpretation, application and dissemination of significant advances in medical knowledge; and recognise the limits of scientific knowledge and understanding, and the continuing nature of all scientific.
GDMP1012 Patient and Doctor 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Semester 1 Classes: Similar to Basic and Clinical Science 1 Corequisites: GDMP1011 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. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
GDMP1013 Population Medicine 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Alexandra Barratt Session: Semester 1 Classes: Similar to Basic and Clinical Science 1 Corequisites: GDMP1011 Assessment: Population Medicine material based on the Population Medicine objectives is included in the required formative and summative assessments in Stage 1. In addition, at the end of Stage 1, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all eight units of study in Stage 1. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the factors which influence the health of the population. Students will also have an understanding of the legal, social, economic, historical and political context of medical practice where relevant to the provision of high quality medical care and to medical research.
GDMP1014 Personal and Professional Development 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Lane Session: Semester 1 Classes: Similar to Basic and Clinical Science 1 Corequisites: GDMP1011 Assessment: 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. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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 behavior; 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.
GDMP1021 Basic and Clinical Sciences 2

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Margot Day Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Basic and Clinical Sciences 1 Prerequisites: GDMP1011 Corequisites: GDMP1022 and GDMP1023 and GDMP1024 Assessment: Similar to Basic and Clinical Sciences 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See Basic and Clinical Sciences 1
GDMP1022 Patient and Doctor 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Patient and Doctor 1 Corequisites: GDMP1021 Assessment: Similar to Patient and Doctor 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See Patient and Doctor 1
GDMP1023 Population Medicine 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Alexandra Barratt Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Population Medicine 1 Corequisites: GDMP1021 Assessment: Similar to Population Medicine 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See Population Medicine 1
GDMP1024 Personal and Professional Development 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Lane Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Personal and Professional Development 1 Corequisites: GDMP1021 Assessment: Described in Personal and Professional Development 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See Personal and Professional Development 1
GDMP2011 Basic and Clinical Sciences 3

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Margot Day Session: Semester 1 Classes: Similar to Basic and Clinical Sciences 1 Prerequisites: GDMP1011 and GDMP1012 and GDMP1013 and GDMP1014 and GDMP1021 and GDMP1022 and GDMP1023 and GDMP1024. Corequisites: GDMP2012 and GDMP2013 and GDMP2014 Assessment: Students are required to complete two written summative assessments, based on multiple choice and extended matching type questions. Attendance is compulsory, and students will also have to achieve a satisfactory grade in the summative practical exams in Anatomy and Pathology. At the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2 except GDMP2025 (this is the same as one of the summative written assessments listed above). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Upon completion of this module, students will have developed a solid understanding of the structure and function of most body systems (e.g. musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory). In addition, be able to apply an understanding of normal and abnormal human structure, function and behaviour to the diagnosis, management and prevention of health problems. They will also be able to use the best available evidence on outcomes to prevent or cure disease, relieve symptoms or minimise disability and analyse clinical data and published work to determine their validity and generalisability. Students will participate in the generation, interpretation, application and dissemination of significant advances in medical knowledge; and recognise the limits of scientific knowledge and understanding.
GDMP2012 Patient and Doctor 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Semester 1 Classes: Similar to Patient and Doctor 1 Corequisites: GDMP2011 Assessment: The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is summative and attendance is compulsory. In addition, the Paediatrics Self-Directed Learning Project (SDP) is a formative assessment. Completion is compulsory. At the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2 except GDMP2025. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
GDMP2013 Population Medicine 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Ivory and Professor Alexandra Barratt Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lectures and seminars Corequisites: GDMP2011 Assessment: Students must satisfactorily complete a Barrier written assessment in Key Feature Question (KFQ) format at the end of Stage 2 and satisfactory performance in the Population Medicine components of the written assessment as determined by the Population Medicine Theme. In addition at the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In Stage 2 students will build on the principles learned in stage 1 to consider public health initiatives and community supports in specific populations, such as the elderly, children and adolescents, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, cancer and mental health issues, rural and international populations. They will understand and describe the roles and relationships between health agencies and services, and explain the principles of efficient and equitable allocation of finite resources, to meet individual, community and national health needs.
GDMP2014 Personal and Professional Development 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Lane Session: Semester 1 Classes: Similar to Personal and Professional Development 1 Corequisites: GDMP2011 Assessment: Satisfactory completion of similar tasks to those required in Personal and Professional Development 1 (for instance the required library course is entitled: "Information Literacy Training - EBM Literature Searching for PEARLS") however the Health Law on-line module is not repeated. Note that students who miss more than 10% of tutorials in any Block of study may not be eligible to proceed to Stage 3 except by a specific decision of the Stage 2 Examination Committee. At the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2 except GDMP2025. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
GDMP2021 Basic and Clinical Sciences 4

Credit points: 10 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Margot Day Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Basic and Clinical Sciences 3 Prerequisites: GDMP2011 Corequisites: GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: Satisfactory performance in the Summative written papers and practical exam in Anatomy and Pathology as determined by the Basic and Clinical Sciences Committee. Participation in Required Formative Assessments is compulsory. In addition at the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2 except GDMP2025. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See Basic and Clinical Sciences 3
GDMP2022 Patient and Doctor 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Patient and Doctor 3 Corequisites: GDMP2021 Assessment: Satisfactory performance in the Summative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as determined by the Patient and Doctor Theme. The Paediatrics Self-Directed Learning Project (SDP) is a formative assessment. Completion is compulsory. In addition at the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2 except GDMP2025. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See Patient and Doctor 3
GDMP2023 Population Medicine 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Ivory and Professor Alexandra Barratt Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Population Medicine 3 Corequisites: GDMP2021 Assessment: Students must satisfactorily complete a Barrier written assessment in Key Feature Question (KFQ) format at the end of Stage 2 and satisfactory performance in the Population Medicine components of the written assessment as determined by the Population Medicine Theme. In addition at the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In Stage 2 students will build on the principles learned in stage 1 to consider public health initiatives and community supports in specific populations, such as the elderly, children and adolescents, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, cancer and mental health issues, rural and international populations. They will understand and describe the roles and relationships between health agencies and services, and explain the principles of efficient and equitable allocation of finite resources, to meet individual, community and national health needs.
GDMP2024 Personal and Professional Development 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Lane Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Personal and Professional Development 3 Corequisites: GDMP2021 Assessment: Described in Personal and Professional Development 3. Note that students who miss more than 10% of tutorials in any Block of study may not be eligible to proceed to Stage 3 except by a specific decision of the Stage 1 Examination Committee. At the end of Stage 2, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all units of study in Stages 1 and 2 except GDMP2025. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See Personal and Professional Development 3
GDMP2025 Independent Learning Activity

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lilon Bandler Session: Semester 2 Classes: A brief introduction is provided to Stage 1 students outlining the requirements and the timeline involved. Thereafter teaching and learning activity depends on the project chosen. The project must be work of at least 40 hours. Throughout the period regular student communications will provide reminders regarding the content and timely submission of learning proposals and final reports. Corequisites: GDMP2021 Assessment: Independent Learning Activities will be assessed as specified in the Independent Learning Activity Proposal. This will usually be by means of an essay of at least 2000 words of an appropriately high standard, appropriately referenced. Other forms of assessable tasks may be considered, but require the prior approval of the Chair, ILA. All essays must be also submitted to TurnItIn. Successful completion will be confirmed by the academic supervisor's sign-off acknowledging that all of the following have occurred: (a) submission and approval of the Learning Proposal, (b) appropriate engagement with learning and teaching resources, research work, clinical placement or other activities as outlined in the Learning Proposal, (c) submission of the written work to TurnItIn as a formative exercise regarding academic honesty, (d) submission of final assessable task, (e) Assessable task judged satisfactory by academic supervisor, (f) Sign off by academic supervisor. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the first two stages, students are required to extend the range and depth of their learning by enrolling in an Independent Learning Activity. Independent Learning Activities are varied and may include small projects of various types including research, skills-based programs for small groups (e.g. dissection); education-related projects (e.g. developing computer-based materials or undertaking an evaluative study); clinical placements, with associated reading evidenced by an essay of an appropriate standard, or participation in courses across the university, for example in ethics, with the prior approval of the ILA Chair.
Independent Learning Activities may be proposed by students (student-initiated), or by academic staff (Faculty approved). A list of possible (Faculty-approved) Independent Learning Activities is provided. Student-initiated Independent Learning Activity projects require approval by the ILA Chair in association with the ILA Committee.
GDMP3016 Basic and Clinical Sciences 7

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Margot Day Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: Submission of completed Clinical Attachment forms for each Core Block undertaken in Year 3. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Involves student attachments to the main medical and surgical ward services and associated ambulatory clinics in the teaching hospitals in the various clinical schools. Students will also have some experience in sub-specialty disciplines, such as Ear Nose and Throat and Ophthalmology. About half of each student's week will be spent directly involved in the clinical activities of the service to which they are attached. A progressive increase in clinical responsibility is expected over the total 32 weeks of these attachments.
GDMP3017 Patient and Doctor 7

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: Bedside physical exam and rectal examination Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Involves student attachments to the main medical and surgical ward services and associated ambulatory clinics in the teaching hospitals in the various clinical schools. Students will also have some experience in sub-specialty disciplines, such as Ear Nose and Throat and Ophthalmology. About half of each student's week will be spent directly involved in the clinical activities of the service to which they are attached. A progressive increase in clinical responsibility is expected over the total 32 weeks of these attachments.
GDMP3018 Population Medicine 7

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Ivory and Professor Alexandra Barratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school. Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: 4xQuizzes (36%), 4xPrep Activities (36%), 4x Tutorial participation (19%), 1x1000wd Essay (or equivalent) (9%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
In Stage 3, students will apply their understanding of the principles of population medicine acquired in stages 1 and 2 to their clinical practice through interactions with patients. The program will allow them to consider the experience so their patients in the broader context of their lives and their communities and consider how an understanding of population medicine fosters patient-centered care and better management outcomes, especially in the context of chronic disease. Students will also have opportunities to practice public health based strategies such as needs analysis and pandemic responses.
GDMP3019 Personal and Professional Development 7

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Lane Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: Personal and Professional Development topic activities as specified in Year 3, participation in self and peer marking sessions, demonstration of ethical and professional behavior including during the elective term. Attendance at all required formative assessments and Blocks. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
The PPD program in Stage 3 is student-driven and required summative, and comprises a broad range of activities that students are required to do on the wards, in the theatres and in other clinical settings.
GDMP3109 Elective

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsty Foster Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken in an environment approved by the Clinical School Associate Dean or Delegate. Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Prohibitions: GDMP4110 Assessment: This unit will be assessed by the completion of a Pre-ElectiveModule, 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. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students must obtain written approval through the on-line system to undertake an Elective from the Electives academicat their Clinical School who has the role of advising, counselling and directing students in their applications and approving Electives.
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.
GDMP3131 Medicine Year 3

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned Clinical School. Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: Online formative assessment (optional), followed by a written summative assessment at the end of Term D (barrier) which will include components from Terms A,B,C&D. 100% attendance is required. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Medicine Year Three is the first of two Medicine Blocks undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Core Block.
GDMP3132 Medicine Year 4

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned Clinical School. Prerequisites: GDMP3131 Assessment: Online formative assessment (optional), followed by a written summative assessment at the end of Term I (barrier) which will include components from Terms E,G,H & I. 100% attendance is required. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Medicine Year Four is the second of two Medicine Blocks undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Core Block.
GDMP3133 Surgery

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned Clinical School. Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: Online formative assessment (optional), followed by a written summative assessment at the end of Term D for students in Year 3 which will include components from Terms A,B,C & D. Students in Year 4 will be assessed with an on-line formative assessment (optional), followed by a written summative assessment at the end of Term I which will include components from Terms E,G,H & I. All Year 4 students will also undertake a written summative assessment for combined Surgery/ Critical Care Surgery at the end of Term I.100% attendance is required. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Surgery is the Surgical Block undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Core Block.
GDMP3134 Critical Care

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned Clinical School. Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: Online formative assessment (optional), followed by a written summative assessment at the end of Term D for students in Year 3 which will include components from Terms A,B,C & D. Students in Year 4 will be assessed with an on-line formative assessment (optional), followed by a written summative assessment at the end of Term I which will include components from Terms E,G,H & I. All Year 4students will also undertake a written summative assessment for combined Surgery/ Critical Care Surgery at the end of Term I.100% attendance is required. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Critical Care is the Critical Care Block undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Core Block.
GDMP3135 Community

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Narelle Shadbolt Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned Clinical School. Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: In-Block assessments comprising 70% of total UoS mark including a written SBA summative assessment, a Shared Decsion Making report, Assessing the Health of Communities presentation and report, Primary Care Areas of Priority cases: Presentation and Practice supervisor report placement 1 and placement 2 . Community module in the Barrier exam will comprise 30% of the total Community mark and will contribute to the total Barrier score in Year 3/ Year 4 depending on the student's stream. 100% attendance at required learning activities. Practical field work: Community placements Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Community is the Community Block undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Specialty Block.
GDMP3136 Psychological and Addiction Medicine

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lisa Lampe Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned Clinical School and other locations as advised Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: In-Block assessments comprising 70% of total UoS mark including an observed Long Case and a written SBA summative assessment.. In addition, the Psychological and Addiction Medicine module in the Barrier exam will comprise 30% of the total Psychological and Addiction Medicine mark and will contribute to the total Barrier score in Year 3/ Year 4 depending on the student's stream.100% attendance at all required learning activities is required. Practical field work: Clinical placements in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine treatment settings. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Psychological and Addiction Medicine is the Psychological and Addiction Medicine Block undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Specialty Block.
GDMP3137 Perinatal and Women's Health

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black and Dr Sean Seeho Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned Clinical School and other locations as advised Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: In-Block assessments comprising 70% of total UoS mark including one written assignment, a written SBA summative assessment and an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). In addition, the Perinatal and Women's Health module in the Barrier exam will comprise 30% of the total Perinatal and Women's Health mark and will contribute to the total Barrier score in Year 3/ Year 4 depending on the student's stream. 100% attendance at required learning activities is required. Practical field work: Undertaken at the student¿s assigned Clinical School or other locations as advised. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Perinatal and Women's Health is the Perinatal and Women's Health Block undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Specialty Block.
GDMP3138 Child and Adolescent Health

Credit points: 8 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hasantha Gunasekera Session: Intensive May,Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: The Children's Hospital at Westmead, School of Rural Health and/or affiliated sites Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Assessment: In-Block assessments comprising 70% of total UoS mark including an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), a written SBA summative assessment, and a short-answer Clinical Task Paper (CTP). In addition, the Child and Adolescent Health module in the Barrier exam will comprise 30% of the total Child and Adolescent Health mark and will contribute to the total Barrier score in Year 3/ Year 4 depending on the student's stream. 100% attendance is required. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Child and Adolescent Health is the Child and Adolescent Health Block undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MBBS onwards. This is a Specialty Block.
GDMP4016 Basic and Clinical Sciences 8

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Margot Day Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school Prerequisites: GDMP3016 Assessment: Submission of completed Clinical Attachment forms for each Core Block undertaken in Year 4. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Involves student attachments to the main medical and surgical ward services and associated ambulatory clinics in the teaching hospitals in the various clinical schools. Students will also have some experience in sub-specialty disciplines, such as Ear Nose and Throat and Ophthalmology. About half of each student's week will be spent directly involved in the clinical activities of the service to which they are attached. A progressive increase in clinical responsibility is expected over the total 32 weeks of these attachments.
GDMP4017 Patient and Doctor 8

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernard Champion Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school Prerequisites: GDMP3017 Assessment: Summative Long Case assessment, bedside physical exam, rectal exam and Ophthalmology logbook (RFA) due at the end of Term I (stage 3, Year 4). Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Involves student attachments to the main medical and surgical ward services and associated ambulatory clinics in the teaching hospitals in the various clinical schools. Students will also have some experience in sub-specialty disciplines, such as Ear Nose and Throat and Ophthalmology. About half of each student's week will be spent directly involved in the clinical activities of the service to which they are attached. A progressive increase in clinical responsibility is expected over the total 32 weeks of these attachments.
GDMP4018 Population Medicine 8

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Ivory and Professor Alexandra Barratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school. Prerequisites: GDMP3018 Assessment: 2xQuizzes (22%), 2xPrep Activities (22%), 2x Tutorial participation (11%), 2x1000wd Essays (or equivalent) (45%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
In Stage 3, students will apply their understanding of the principles of population medicine acquired in stages 1 and 2 to their clinical practice through interactions with patients. The program will allow them to consider the experience so their patients in the broader context of their lives and their communities and consider how an understanding of population medicine fosters patient-centered care and better management outcomes, especially in the context of chronic disease. Students will also have opportunities to practice public health based strategies such as needs analysis and pandemic responses.
GDMP4019 Personal and Professional Development 8

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Lane Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school Prerequisites: GDMP3019 Assessment: Personal and Professional Development topic activities as specified in Year 4, participation in self and peer marking sessions, demonstration of ethical and professional behaviour including during the elective term. Attendance at all required formative assessments and Blocks. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
The PPD program in Stage 3 is student-driven and required summative, and comprises a broad range of activities that students are required to do on the wards, in the theatres and in other clinical settings.
GDMP4025 Pre-Internship Term

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr James Edwards Session: Intensive October,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Various clinical schools Prerequisites: GDMP3131, GDMP3132, GDMP3133, GDMP3134, GDMP3135, GDMP3136, GDMP3137, GDMP3138, GDMP3016, GDMP3017, GDMP3018, GDMP3019, GDMP4016, GDMP4017, GDMP4018, GDMP4019 and [GDMP3109 or GDMP4110] Assessment: Each student in the pre-internship phase will be responsible for his/her own learning, but with clear requirements for a final signing off at the end of Year 4. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Pre-Internship Term aims to ease the transition to internship. Students are placed in locations by their Clinical Schools accredited by the Postgraduate Medical Council of New South Wales for intern training with programs modified to meet the special needs of final-stage students.
GDMP4110 Research Project

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Bowen, Associate Professor Rebekah Jenkin Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Frequent, regular contact with the honours or research supervisor. Prerequisites: GDMP2021 and GDMP2022 and GDMP2023 and GDMP2024 and GDMP2025 Prohibitions: GDMP3109 Assessment: Honours thesis or research report (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: To apply for honours in the MBBS, students must submit a research proposal to the Honours/ Research Coordinator at the end of Stage 2 and before the commencement of Stage 3 of the MBBS.
Honours/Research students will undertake a supervised research project whilst enrolled in the MBBS, which will culminate in the submission of an honours dissertation and a seminar given to the Discipline. Students will be monitored through regular progress reports.