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CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: offered online Assumed knowledge: clinical experience strongly recommended Assessment: online participation (20%); 3x1000 word assignments and 1x1500 word assignment (80%) Mode of delivery: Online
The unit has four major content areas delivered as modules covering:- An understanding Q&S in Healthcare; Professional and ethical practice; Understanding systems and the effect of complexity on patient care; Improving Healthcare. At the end of the unit students will: understand the background to quality and safety in health care, from Australian and international perspectives; understand the nature of health care error including the methods of error detection and monitoring, and quality indicators; understand the role of good communication and other professional responsibilities in quality and safety in healthcare; have developed an understanding of clinical governance, accountability and systems management; have considered methods for improving healthcare such as getting research into practice, clinical practice guidelines and clinical practice improvement. This unit consists of online discussions and activities based around key provided readings and other resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and other learning resources will be provided.
CEPI5300 Research Grants: theory and practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Clement Loy Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12 online or face-to-face sessions and 1 face-to-face workshop (June) Corequisites: (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 Prohibitions: CEPI5505 Assessment: 1 x written research proposal(40%); online class presentations (30%); peer assessment (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
In this unit of study, the student will develop his/her own research proposal, to a standard suitable for a peer-reviewed granting body. Each section of a grant proposal (Aims, Background/Significance, Methods, Analysis) will be discussed, with the student presenting and refining the corresponding section of his/her own proposal in a synchronous online workshop setting. This will then be complemented by online presentations from experienced researchers on the practical aspects of clinical research, followed by synchronous online class discussion. Topics include: observational studies, randomized controlled trials, diagnostic test evaluation, qualitative studies, funding application, ethical approval, publication strategies and grant administration. The unit will conclude with a one-day, face- to-face, mandatory workshop- where students will learn about budgeting, peer review of research grants, and present their completed research proposal.
EDPE6011 Learning and Individual Differences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Ginns Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd seminar essay (40%) and 1x3000wd seminar essay (40%) and 1x45 minute seminar presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examiners major areas of individual differences among learners and ways in which educational provision may be adapted to accommodate these differences in helping each student to achieve major learning outcomes. Consideration will be given to areas of cognitive and personality differences, learning styles, and gender differences. Particular attention will be given to implications of research which (a) explores aptitude-treatment interactions, (b) elucidates the mediating processes involved in adaptive provisions and (c) evaluates outcomes of major forms of provision for individual differences.
EDPE6016 Adult Learning and Development

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Ginns Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd learning-contract based essay and reflection exercise (40%) and 1x3000wd seminar essay (40%) and 1x45 minute seminar presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines selected issues relating to adult development and adult learning. Concepts of growth and decline are explored, particularly in relation to cognitive development, transitions in the workplace, within families, and in other social contexts. Considerations of adult learning focus on adult conceptions of learning, higher education, and the development of expertise. It considers contexts for adult learning, and concepts of self-directed and self-regulated learning.
EDPR5001 University Teaching and Learning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Graham Hendry Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr meeting fortnightly, Fridays 1-4pm Assessment: 1x200wd posting(10%); 1x800wd annotated bibliography (25%); 1x2000wd project proposal plus 1000wd equivalent (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will offer you opportunities to enhance your understanding of good teaching and quality student learning in higher education. The main aim of this unit is to support you in applying your enhanced understanding of teaching and learning to planning scholarly and creative solutions to practice-based problems in your work as a university teacher. As a result of successfully completing this unit of study students should be able to explain relationships between good teaching and quality student learning using theoretical concepts from the higher education literature; and apply an enhanced understanding of good teaching and quality student learning to practice-based teaching and learning issues.
EDPR6001 Research Higher Degree Supervision

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tai Peseta Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: online Assessment: independent online study and 1x4000wd independent project (100%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit aims to provide professional and scholarly academic development and training in research higher degree supervision through a flexible learning mode. You will gain most from it if you are actively engaged in the supervision of research students or contemplate being so in the near future. The unit is also designed to support you in developing a coherent and scholarly account of your practice as a supervisor. It introduces you to the scholarly literature on postgraduate pedagogy and supervision development in order for you to take a pro-active approach to the challenges and changes in the relationship. The unit also helps to develop your skills as a research higher degree supervisor and provides you with opportunities to practise those skills. By the end of the unit, you will have understood the necessity in taking a critically reflective approach to your supervision practice.
EDPR6012 Developing Integ eLearning Env Higher Ed

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Danny Liu Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr meeting 10am-12noon Friday, weeks 1-5 and weeks 12-14, flexible delivery weeks 6-11 Assessment: 1x1500wd integrated learning materials equivalent (40%); 1x2500wd final project equivalent (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will offer you the opportunity to develop your understanding of theoretical and practical issues in designing integrated eLearning environments in higher education. Participants will have the chance to consider their own teaching approaches in relation to students' experience of technology-enabled learning activities. Drawing on recent research into technology-enabled teaching and learning theory and practice, participants will design, develop and evaluate integrated learning activities that are relevant to their own teaching and learning contexts.
Textbooks
Ellis, R.A. & Goodyear, P. (2010). Students' experiences of e-learning in higher education. London:Routledge. Laurillard, D. (2002). Rethinking university teaching: A framework for the effective use of educational technology (2nd ed.). London:Routledge
EDPZ5010 Individual Profession Learning Portfolio

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: independent work; several meetings across the semester Assessment: 1x6000wd professional learning portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides you with the opportunity to develop a portfolio, where you can document and critically examine how you supported the learning of other participants in your formal or informal setting. Students are expected to implement an initiative to improve participants' learning in a formal or informal setting. Students are expected to have successfully completed other units of study before enrolling in this unit. University staff may undertake this unit by completing the development program for Research Higher Degree Supervision. No concurrent enrolment with EDPZ6010 unless special permission has been granted by the Faculty.
EDPZ6010 Prof Learning Leadership Portfolio

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: independent work; several meetings across the semester Assessment: 1x6000wd professional leadership portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed to enable educators, with the support of a mentor, to document and engage in critical reflection on professional workplace learning, differing from its companion unit EDPZ5010, due to the focus on leadership and your professional role in working with colleagues' professional development. This unit provides you with the opportunity to develop a professional portfolio where you can document and critically examine how you have led others to improve the work in your formal or informal setting. Students are expected to have successfully completed other units of study before enrolling in this unit. No concurrent enrolment with EDPZ5010 unless special permission has been granted by the Faculty.
HPOL5001 Economics and Finance for Health Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof James Gillespie Session: Semester 1 Classes: Block mode with compulsory Intensive workshops on Campus. 2 x two day workshops plus online discussion Assessment: Health Economics Exercise (50%), Health finance assignment (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the main concepts and analytical methods of health economics, political economy and finance to examine the workings of health systems in Australia and comparable countries. Topics covered include the debates over the public-private mix and governance and accountability - who makes decisions about funding priorities? To whom should decision makers be held accountable and for what aspects of their work? How does health finance shape broader policy reform?
Learning outcomes: By the end of this unit students will be able to: (i) apply basic concepts and methodologies of health economics and political economy in policy analysis; (ii) understand the role of economic analysis in evaluating health policy change; (iii) understand the main models and debates regarding health system funding and the implications for equity, delivery and governance of health services; (iv) apply this knowledge to current Australian and global health systems and debates over reform; (v) be familiar with theoretical frameworks underlying health economics and current debates over health finance.
Textbooks
Buse K, Mays N, Walt G (2012). Making health policy. Second edition. Open University Press: London. Other required and recommended reading materials available from eLearning site.
MEDF5002 Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Imogene Rothnie Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 day face to face workshop 9am-5pm (not compulsory) and online learning Assessment: 20% personal learning plan (1500 words); 20% online activities; 60% portfolio of evidence of learning (4500 words equivalent) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: This unit is designed for health professionals working and teaching in a clinical environment. The requirements and composition of the portfolio of evidence of learning is negotiated by each student with the unit coordinator and will vary depending on individual learning goals and situation.
Almost all healthcare professionals are involved in education and training throughout their careers. This Unit of Study provides a practical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in the health professional environment. The unit will cover 3 main areas: planning for and facilitating learning in the clinical environment; assessing performance and providing constructive feedback; fostering the development of students as professionals. Each of these areas will be underpinned by best evidence from clinical education research and will address current challenges and opportunities in the learning environment. This will include the role of new technologies from the perspective of both educators and learners. Participants in the course will gain a framework they can use to support their teaching, and will develop a portfolio of evidence to support their professional development as clinician educators.
PCOL5101 Drugs and Devices: RandD to Registration

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Paul Young, Dr Hui Xin Ong, Prof Daniela Traini Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards, webinars, interactive media Assessment: Online quizzes (20%), 4xonline tutorial/workshops (60%), 1xfinal online exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
This course provides high level foundation knowledge of the process of translating a new drug, formulation and/or delivery device from a laboratory setting to a final approved product. This course is targeted at higher degree students in the pharmaceutical industry, advisors in the regulatory sector and those wishing to enter the industry. Specifically, the course covers 3-core areas (1) the regulatory system, (2) requirements during discovery, manufacture and clinical trials and (3) post-registration pharmacovigilance. Students will gain knowledge of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and guidelines for the registration and regulation of medical devices and medicines. Students will also gain knowledge of international regulation, harmonisation and application to the Australian market. The course will cover RandD, manufacturing and clinical trial requirements. The concepts of good laboratory and manufacturing practices (GMP, GLP) and quality by design (QbD) as well as regulatory accepted laboratory methodologies used for submission of product dossiers. The basics of clinical trial design will be analysed, as well as concepts of pharmacokinetics, dynamics and clinical endpoints for registration of new products using case studies and workshops. Special requirements for the registration and testing of generic medicines will also be part of the course.
Textbooks
online readings and other learning recourses will be provided.
PCOL5102 Modern Therapeutics and Medical Devices

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Paul Young, Dr Hui Xin Ong, Prof Daniela Traini Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards, webinars, interactive media Assessment: online quizzes (20%), 4xonline tutorial/workshops (60%), 1xfinal online exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
This course develops knowledge in the area of current state-of-the-art-therapeutic technologies. The principles of operation and mode of action are investigated along with methods of manufacture and registration. This course is targeted at higher degree students in the pharmaceutical industry, advisors in the regulatory sector and those wishing to enter the industry. The course covers 4-core areas, reflecting different aspects of medicines regulation in Australia: (1) biologicals and personalised medicine, (2) Cell based products, (3) Medical devices and (4) classical formulations. The principles that underpin biologics are covered in terms of targeting and manufacture along with the application of genomics in personalised medicine. Students will investigate the processes of manufacture and regulation of vaccine medicines, including requirements for fast-tracking medicines. Cellular immunotherapy for cancer treatment is an emerging area. Students will gain knowledge of the different types of therapies within this space. Registration of medical devices will be covered. Specifically, each class of medical device (I-IV) will be studied using case studies and the challenges associated with bring these devices to market discussed. Classical formulations (i.e. oral, respiratory and injectable) will be covered and advances within the field such as regulation of nanotechnology discussed.
Textbooks
online readings and other learning recourses will be provided.
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Tim Driscoll, Dr Erin Mathieu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr tutorial per week for 13 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Prohibitions: BSTA5011,CEPI5100 Assessment: 1x 6 page assignment (25%), 10 weekly quizzes (5% in total) and 1x 2.5hr supervised open-book exam (70%). For distance students, it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit provides students with core skills in epidemiology, particularly the ability to critically appraise public health and clinical epidemiological research literature. This unit covers: study types; measures of frequency and association; measurement bias; confounding/effect modification; randomized trials; systematic reviews; screening and test evaluation; infectious disease outbreaks; measuring public health impact and use and interpretation of population health data. It is expected that students spend an additional 2-3 hours at least each week preparing for their tutorials.
Textbooks
Webb, PW. Bain, CJ. and Pirozzo, SL. Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals Second Edition: Cambridge University Press 2011.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin McGeechan and A/Professor Patrick Kelly Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lecture, 10 x 1hr lectures, 11 x 2hr tutorials, 2 x 1hr and 8 x 0.5hr statistical computing self directed learning tasks over 12 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Assessment: Weekly quizzes (10%), 1x4 page assignment (20%) and 1x2.5hr open-book exam (70%). For distance students it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in public health. This unit covers descriptive analyses to summarise and display data; concepts underlying statistical inference; basic statistical methods for the analysis of continuous and binary data; and statistical aspects of study design. Specific topics include: sampling; probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean; confidence interval and significance tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous data and also binary data; correlation and simple linear regression; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples and correlation; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; statistical aspects of study design and analysis. Students will be required to perform analyses using a calculator and will also be required to conduct analyses using statistical software (SPSS). It is expected that students spend an additional 2 hours per week preparing for their tutorials. Computing tasks are self-directed.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided.
SURG6001 Surgical Research 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour weekly tutorial and attendance at a research skills seminar, plus up to 6 hour/week self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor. Assessment: The overall assessment of this unit will be via a dissertation submitted at the end of Surgical Research 6 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course builds a basis for the acquisition of research skills in an area of relevance to surgical practice. The student needs to construct a question which, when answered, makes an original contribution to the literature. The student needs to demonstrate each step of the research process through the submission of written work.
SURG6002 Surgical Research 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour weekly tutorial and attendance at a research skills seminar, plus up to 6 hour/week self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor Assessment: The overall assessment of this unit will be via a dissertation submitted at the end of Surgical Research 6 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course builds a basis for the acquisition of research skills in an area of relevance to surgical practice. The student needs to appraise the literature critically, and design a research project which will make an original contribution to the literature. Skills in data collection, statistical analysis of data and critical thinking will be assessed. The student needs to demonstrate each step of the research process through the submission of written work.
SURG6003 Surgical Research 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour weekly tutorial and attendance at a research skills seminar, plus up to 6 hour/week self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor. Assessment: The overall assessment of this unit will be via a dissertation submitted at the end of Surgical Research 6 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course builds a basis for the acquisition of research skills in an area of relevance to surgical practice. The student needs to appraise the literature critically, and design a research project which will make an original contribution to the literature. Skills in data collection, statistical analysis of data and critical thinking will be assessed. The student needs to demonstrate each step of the research process through the submission of written work.
SURG6004 Surgical Research 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour weekly tutorial and attendance at a research skills seminar, plus up to 6 hour/week self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor Assessment: The overall assessment of this unit will be via a dissertation submitted at the end of Surgical Research 6 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course builds a basis for the acquisition of research skills in an area of relevance to surgical practice. The student needs to appraise the literature critically, and design a research project which will make an original contribution to the literature. Skills in data collection, statistical analysis of data and critical thinking will be assessed. The student needs to demonstrate each step of the research process through the submission of written work.
SURG6005 Surgical Research 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour weekly tutorial and attendance at a research skills seminar, plus up to 6 hour/week self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor Assessment: The overall assessment of this unit will be via a dissertation submitted at the end of Surgical Research 6 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course builds a basis for the acquisition of research skills in an area of relevance to surgical practice. The student needs to appraise the literature critically, and design a research project which will make an original contribution to the literature. Skills in data collection, statistical analysis of data and critical thinking will be assessed. The student needs to demonstrate each step of the research process through the submission of written work.
SURG6006 Surgical Research 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour weekly tutorial and attendance at a research skills seminar, plus up to 6 hour/week self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor Assessment: The overall assessment of this unit will be via a dissertation submitted at the end of Surgical Research 6 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course builds a basis for the acquisition of research skills in an area of relevance to surgical practice. The student will demonstrate skills of writing and communication research including developing an ability to translate research to a lay audience. This unit will culminate in the submission of a research dissertation.
SURG6011 Clinical Surgery 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course provides students with the basic psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6012 Clinical Surgery 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6013 Clinical Surgery 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6014 Clinical Surgery 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6015 Clinical Surgery 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6016 Clinical Surgery 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6017 Clinical Surgery 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6018 Clinical Surgery 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6019 Clinical Surgery 9

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6020 Clinical Surgery 10

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6021 Clinical Surgery 11

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently.
SURG6022 Clinical Surgery Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week Assessment: Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), viva voce (70%) - see handbook for details of all assessment tasks Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This course rounds off the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently. Satisfactory performance in the Clinical Surgery Capstone is mandatory to be awarded the Doctor of Clinical Surgery.
WMST6902 Arguing the Point

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd skills exercise (30%), 1x2000wd peer-learning task (30%), 1x2500wd long essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit introduces students to some practices, methods, writing styles and forms of argumentation relevant to research in Gender and Cultural Studies. Through the study of different examples, students are encouraged to develop their own research practices and writing skills. The unit caters to students in the early stages of thesis conception and development. Students who have already begun writing their thesis will be encouraged to experiment with different ways of arguing and writing their research. Students who are just starting will have the opportunity to develop their ideas.