General Practice and Primary Health Care descriptions

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The following unit is no longer available to students undertaking the Master of Science in Medicine:

DERM5001 Essential Dermatology

18/12/2019

General Practice and Primary Health Care

Master of Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Master of Science in Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Students must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a) 48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine
(b) 12 credit points of project units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care)

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Compulsory units

Compulsory units - Graduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma in Science

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.

Compulsory units - Master of Medicine, Master of Science in Medicine, Master of Medicine (Advanced)

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
GPPC5002 Complexity in Primary Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Ganora Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures, discussion board and self-directed online learning activities Assessment: Graded discussion board participation (10%); short answer questions (10%), 1x1000 case study (15%); 1x2000wd written assignment (30%); presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is designed to follow-on from or be completed in conjunction with Primary Health Care Fundamentals
This unit aims to introduce or extend clinical reasoning skills to address complexity in primary health care. Foundations of clinical reasoning will be covered and applied to analyse case scenarios across a broad range of presentations in primary health care and explore a patient-centred approach. There will be a strong focus on clinical reasoning, shared decision making, collaborative and team care in this context as well as the personal, social and structural impacts on decision making. Errors in decision making, health priority areas, public health approaches and the social determinants of health will also be addressed. Rational prescribing, patient safety and doctor and patient well-being will also be covered.

Stream Specific units

GPPC5001 Primary Health Care Fundamentals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Ganora Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures and discussion board and self-directed online learning activities Assessment: Graded participation in discussion boards (10%); short answer questions (20%); presentation (20%); written assignment 1000 wd (15%); written assignment 2000 wd (35%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is designed to preceed or to be completed in conjunction with Complexity in Primary Health Care.
This unit aims to introduce clinicians to managing the health of the community in primary health care environments. Primary care models and settings will be discussed. Concepts of shared decision making, collaborative and team care models, and clinical reasoning in managing chronic conditions will be explored. Health priority areas and public health approaches will be introduced. Co-ordination and context of practice environments will also be covered, as will doctor and professional well-being.
BMRI5019 Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Caryl Barnes Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards, including several online tutorials Prohibitions: (BMRI5003 and BMRI5050) Assumed knowledge: MBBS or equivalent Assessment: online case based discussions 30%; oral presentation 30%; clinical case study 40% Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit is designed for medical practitioners such as general practitioners, emergency physicians, physicians, paediatricians and surgeons. Students will develop skills in the recognition and management of mental health conditions that frequently present in primary health and hospital settings. The unit will cover high prevalence mental disorders including mood, anxiety, stress and trauma-related disorders, including complex trauma as well as the low prevalence disorders such as psychosis. Managing psychiatric emergencies, the use of the Mental Health Act and medical comorbidites will be demonstrated. Students will develop skills in assessment, mental state examination, and the biopsychosocial approach to formulation, management and trauma-informed care. The range of evidence-based pharmacological, biopsychosocial and lifestyle interventions for mental disorders will be introduced. Other topics will include somatic presentations of psychological and psychosocial problems, addiction medicine, old age psychiatry, youth mental health and doctors' health. Students will participate in casebased learning activities and assessments.
Textbooks
Recommended text Kaplan and Sadock Synopsis of Psychiatry, 2014.
DERM5001 Essential Dermatology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Pablo Fernandez-Penas Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: Compulsory 1 day face to face workshop; online lectures and discussion forums Assessment: Online exam (40%), workshop participation and skills assessment (20%), case based discussion boards (20%), participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%), online quizzes (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Essential Dermatology will enable students to diagnose the most common cutaneous presentations, formulate an appropiate differential diagnosis, and complete a management plan. In this unit, you will study the common skin diseases and comprehensively review clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, impact on quality of life, and management. The unit will also cover the clinicopathological correlation and aetiology and pathogenesis of skin disease, and will equip students to interpret histology reports. Diseases are organised by body region and clinical characteristics and include: inflammatory diseases (acne, psoriasis, eczema); autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases (lupus, morphea, pustulosis); cutaneous drug reactions; infections; and cancer. The use of new technologies in diagnosis and treatment is also discussed.
Textbooks
Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, 13th Edition (William James Dirk Elston James Treat Misha Rosenbach Isaac Neuhaus) 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier.
IMAG5042 Essential Imaging for Clinicians

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Ayesa Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: online lectures Prohibitions: SURG5011 Assessment: online quizzes (10%), participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%), 4x case discussions (40%); final online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study provides students with a practical and clinically relevant overview of imaging in medicine. The fundamentals of imaging modalities are described, considering risks and benefits and implications for clinical decision making. Topics are organised by system, and clinically relevant cases are used to illustrate key concepts. Assessments reflect clinical practice and focus on the use of imaging in the diagnosis and management of clinical scenarios, and the role of medical imaging in the broader medical landscape. On completion of the unit, students will recognise common and important cases and improve their ability to appropriately order and interpret commonly used tests.
INTM5014 Cardiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Kozor and Dr Clare Arnott Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, discussion boards, and podcasts Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. It assumes theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiology at least at the level of a registered medical practitioner. Assessment: on-line exam (50%), 1x 1000 words case study (20%), online quizzes (10%), participation in online discussion forums (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Cardiology syllabus is designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who are either trainee physicians or have a special interest in the practice of cardiology. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common cardiologic conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important cardiologic conditions.
Textbooks
Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Eleventh Edition
MBHT5001 Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures and podcasts. Practical on campus half day workshop (attendance is strongly encouraged) and 3x90 minute live online webinars. It is compulsory that all of these sessions be attended or viewed.. All students are required to complete a compulsory learning activity related to the workshop. Assessment: 3 x clinical case study tasks of 500 words (3 x 10%), 1 x 1500 word literature review (20%), online exam (30%), online quizzes (10%), participation in online discussion forum (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This practical unit of study is ideal for clinicians looking to develop, update and advance their diabetes management skills. You will learn how to effectively manage diabetes mellitus. Current evidence and concepts in epidemiology, classification, pathogenesis and screening for diabetes and its complications will be addressed. The focus is on patient-centred management of diabetes, including patient engagement, lifestyle interventions, bariatric surgery, medication options and regimens, new technology and monitoring. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetes and diabetes in pregnancy will be explored with a personalised, case-based approach. Different health care delivery methods in diabetes and team based approaches to care will be discussed.
Textbooks
Endocrinology Expert Group. Therapeutic Guidelines: Endocrinology. Version 5. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; 2014. ISBN9780980825374 National evidence-based clinical care guidelines for type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and adults, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra 2011. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. General practice management of type 2 diabetes: 2016-2018. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2016.
MBHT5004 Cardiovascular Metabolic Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kelly Stanton and Dr Michelle Lim Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Weekly online lectures, online discussion forums. Assumed knowledge: This unit is intended for students who have experience in clinical care of patients and includes a significant Pharmacology component. Assessment: 3 x 500 word clinical case studies (25%); 1x 1500 word literature review (25%); online final exam (40%); 4x online quizzes (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will enhance students' understanding of cardiovascular risk, and the cardiovascular complications that may occur in metabolic disease. It will facilitate increased confidence in the assessment, prevention and practical medical management of cardiovascular disease in its broadest sense. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease, will be addressed followed by an intensive focus on characterisation and patient-centred management of common modifiable cardiovascular risk factors including hypertension, lipoprotein disorders, diabetes and liftestyle factors pertinent to cardiovascular health. Evidence based screening and diagnostic methods, lifestyle interventions, pharmacotherapy and non-invasive monitoring will be covered. This will be followed by a detailed exploration of large and small vessel disease and implications of metabolic disease for brain, kidney and heart function (including ischaemic cardiomyopathy, diabetic cardiomyopathy and hypertensive cardiomyopathy). Peripheral arterial and cerebrovascular disease, arrhythmogenic disturbances, sleep disorders and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will all be considered. At the conclusion of this unit of study, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage cardiovascular disease risk and have a comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular complications of metabolic disease.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook for this unit, but suggested reading is provided within each module. General background texts include: Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, 2nd edition, Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier, 2013.
PAED5008 Common Childhood Presentations

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: online. students will spend about 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, including online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Assessment: 1x1500 word written assignment (or its equivalent) (30%); online quizzes (30%); and short answer questions in online discussion forums (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years
This unit covers a range of clinical conditions likely to be encountered by clinicians working in both primary health care settings such as general practice and general paediatric inpatient and outpatient settings. Through clinical scenarios, students will consider the assessment, diagnosis and management of challenging but common and important clinical presentations of childhood and adolescence.
PAIN5003 Pain Treatment and Management Principles

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Devonshire and Dr Charles Brooker Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total) Assumed knowledge: this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians. Assessment: participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%) Mode of delivery: Online
To introduce participants to the core principles of pain assessment, treatment and management. Participants consider the biopsychosocial model and the scientific basis for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. They explore principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, together with routes of drug administration. The role of physiotherapy and rehabilitation management, and the use of procedures such as neural blockade, simulation techniques and surgery are also considered.

General elective units

BETH5204 Clinical Ethics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Angus Dawson, A/Prof Ainsley Newson Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: 4 x 8hr Intensives or Online only. Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face mode. Assessment: 1 x 1500 word case study (30%); 1 x 2500 word essay (50%); continuous assessment (short weekly tasks) (10%); 2 x 400 word Short Tasks (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
Note: If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
This unit will facilitate students to critically review the ethical issues that underlie the delivery of healthcare. Students will explore: dominant theoretical approaches to ethical reasoning in the clinical context; key ethical concepts in the clinical encounter (such as consent, professionalism and confidentiality); major contexts in which ethical issues arise in clinical practice; and the role of clinical ethics consultation. The unit will also consider specific issues and populations within clinical practice, such as ethical aspects of healthcare at the beginning and end of life.
Textbooks
All readings are accessed online via elearning.
GMED5001 Genomics in Clinical Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ingrid Sinnerbrink Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: online lectures and case discussions Assessment: online quizzes (10%), 4 x 400 ¿ 500 word case-based discussion forums (30%), generation and peer review of assessment items (20%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Recent major advances in understanding of the human genome and the relationship between genetic variation and disease have changed clinical practice. This unit provides contemporary knowledge of genetic disease, diagnosis, genomic testing, prognosis, management, inheritance and impact across a range of chromosomal, single gene and heterogeneous genetic conditions. You will study common conditions, such as intellectual disability, inherited cancer, and paediatric and adult-onset disorders, as well as genomic mechanisms and genetic variations which lead to human disease. A case based approach will be used to develop skills in interpretation of clinical, family history and genomic test results to formulate an appropriate diagnosis and accurate genetic risk information. Ethical issues in genomic medicine will also be considered. Advances in treatments for genetic diseases will be explored, along with possible uses and limitations of new technologies, including genome editing approaches. The RACP Clinical Genetics Advanced Training Committee has approved this unit to fulfill the Genetics University Course Requirement for advanced training in Clinical Genetics. It is suitable for all practitioners who require a working knowledge of genomics in clinical practice.
Textbooks
Strachan, T and Read, A. Human Molecular Genetics (4th Edition). Garland Science.
INTM5003 Basic Rheumatology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Chatfield Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: online lectures and discussion boards Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: on-line exam (50%), 1 x 1000 words case study (25%), online quizzes (10%), participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%), participation in online discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Basic Rheumatology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common rheumatologic conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important rheumatologic conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Imboden, J. B. (2013; 2000;). Current diagnosis and treatment in rheumatology (3rd ed.). Blacklick; New York; McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; Hochberg, M. C. (2015). Rheumatology (Sixth ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/Elsevier; Mikuls, T. R., Cannella, A., Moore, G., O'Dell, J. R., Erickson, A. R., & Thiele, G. M. (2013). Rheumatology. London: Manson Publishing Ltd.
INTM5004 Basic Respiratory Medicine

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Joe Duncan Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, discussion boards and podcasts Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: on-line exam (50%), 1 x 1000 words case study (25%), online quizzes (10%), participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%), participation in online discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Basic Respiratory medicine syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common respiratory conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important respiratory conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016; West's Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials 10th edition, Wolters Kluwer;
INTM5005 Basic Gastroenterology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nishmi Gunasingam and Dr Waled Mohsen Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, discussion boards and podcasts Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: on-line exam (50%) 1 x 1000 word case study (25%) online quizzes (10%), participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%) participation in online forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Basic Gastroenterology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common gastroenterological conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important gastroenterological conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016.
INTM5007 Basic Renal Medicine

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shyamalee Crocker Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, discussion boards and podcasts Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: on-line exam (50%); 1 x 1000 word case study (25%); online quizzes (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); participation in online discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Basic Renal Medicine syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common renal conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important renal conditions.
Textbooks
Johnson, Feehally and Floege, Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, 5th edition, Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders 2015, 2014; Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016.
MBHT5002 Advanced Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Weekly online lectures and podcasts. Practical on-campus half-day workshop. It is compulsory that the workshop be attended/viewed. Attendance at the workshop is strongly encouraged. All students are required to complete a compulsory learning activity related to the workshop. Assumed knowledge: It is recommended that students first complete MBHT5001 (Diabetes Management) unless they have a reasonable working knowledge of how to approach assessment and management of diabetes mellitus in a variety of clinical settings. Assessment: 3 x clinical case study tasks of 500 words (3x 10%), 1x 1500 word literature review (20%), online exam (30%), participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Departmental permission required unless MBHT5001 satisfactorily completed.
This unit of study provides students with an advanced level of understanding of the effective management of diabetes mellitus. It builds on the Diabetes Management unit of study (MBHT5001) by focusing on more complex cases of diabetes, with a particular focus on type 1 diabetes. Topics addressed include atypical, unusual and difficult to classify diabetes, intensive therapy in diabetes including complex insulin regimens, and managing diabetes related complications such as heart failure, painful neuropathy, diabetic foot disease, advanced retinopathy, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and end-stage renal disease. New technologies including state of the art insulin pump therapy and real time continuous blood glucose monitoring will be exemplified using real life cases. The role of pancreas transplant and closed loop/artificial pancreas systems in diabetes are also addressed. Diabetes translational research is examined.
Textbooks
National evidence-based clinical care guidelines for type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and adults, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra 2011.
MEDF5002 Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Annette Burgess and Associate Professor Chris Roberts Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: online learning and participation in weekly online discussion forums Assessment: Personal learning plan (15%); online presentation (15%); portfolio of evidence of learning (60%); participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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 environment. The unit will cover three main areas: planning for and facilitating learning in the clinical environment; assessing performance and providing constructive feedback; and 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 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.
PAED5002 Adolescent Medicine

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Rachel Skinner Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Online. Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital. Assessment: 2 x 1000 word project (or its equivalent) (50%), and participation in online discussion forum (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years
This unit examines the medical and psychosocial issues affecting the adolescent age group. Modules include eating disorders, chronic illness, drugs and alcohol, adolescent gynaecology, sexual health and adolescent mental health. There will be a focus on the approach to the adolescent patient, the clinical issues related to the most commonly encountered diseases affecting adolescents as well as consideration of public health policy as it relates to adolescents.
PAED5003 Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shekeeb Mohammad and Dr Sandra Johnson Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: Online. Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital. Assessment: 2x 2000 word project (or its equivalent) (50%) and participation in online discussion forum (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years.
This unit examines some of the common medical and developmental conditions encountered in paediatric practice. There will be a focus on the approach to the child with a developmental disability and behavioural disorders, as well as latest evidence for diagnosis, investigation, prognosis and management of other common and important medical conditions. Specific modules include developmental disability, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, child protection, enuresis, feeding disorders of infancy and common neurological and renal conditions.
PAED5007 Paediatric Emergencies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Gary Browne, Dr Nicholas Cheng Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: Online. Students will spend about 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, including online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Assessment: 1x1500 word written assignment (or its equivalent) (30%); online quizzes (30%); and short answer questions in online discussion forum (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years
This unit of study is relevant to trainees in intensive care, paediatric and emergency medicine, and other clinicians providing frontline care to critically ill children. Medically and surgically based clinical scenarios are presented with a focus on the initial management of critically ill children in the emergency department and consideration of preparation for transport. Principles of ongoing management in the intensive care setting will be addressed.
PMED5100 Paediatric Infectious Diseases

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shekeeb Mohammad, Dr Philip Britton Session: Semester 1 Classes: online. students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. regular access to an internet connected computer is vital. Assessment: 2x2000-word project (or its equivalent) (50%)and participation in online discussion forum (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years
This unit investigates in-depth the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of paediatric infectious diseases. Modules of study within this unit will include: worldwide patterns of infectious disease, including assessment of scope of problem and burden of disease; common paediatric infectious diseases; current evidence- based practice for diagnosis and treatment of common childhood infectious diseases; infectious diseases in special populations such as immunocompromised, malnourished and indigenous populations; issues of policy and public health and emerging infectious diseases in paediatric settings.
PMED5101 Paediatric Allergy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Hsu Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Online. Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital. Assessment: 2 x 1500word essay (50%), and participation in online forum (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years
This unit examines the worldwide status and trends in child and adolescent allergic disease. It explores the determinants, clinical assessment, medical complications, management and prevention of these important public health problems. Our aim is to inspect the current clinical practice and principles that underlie the diagnosis and management of paediatric allergic disorders. There is a close integration of epidemiology, basic science and best available evidence in management that are revealed through clinically based scenarios. Important cutting edge and controversial concepts and treatments are explored.
PMED5102 Paediatric Nutrition and Obesity

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Louise Baur, Dr Shirley Alexander Session: Semester 2 Classes: online. students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. regular access to an internet connected computer is vital. Assessment: 2x2000 word essay (50%)and participation in online forum (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit examines the worldwide status and trends in child and adolescent obesity, incorporating a focus on paediatric nutrition. It explores the determinants, clinical assessment, medical complications, management and prevention of this important public health problem. There is a close integration of epidemiology, basic science and best available evidence in management and prevention into clinically based scenarios. Our aim is to provide you with a broad knowledge base and ability to apply scientific theory and clinical evidence to the diagnosis and management of obesity in childhood. This will include grounding in the complex social, cultural and environmental factors contributing to the continuance of childhood obesity throughout the world.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lectures, 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%), 1x1hr online test (20%) and 1x1.5hr open-book exam (50%). 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 introduces students to statistical methods relevant in medicine and health. Students will learn how to appropriately summarise and visualise data, carry out a statistical analysis, interpret p-values and confidence intervals, and present statistical findings in a scientific publication. Students will also learn how to determine the appropriate sample size when planning a research study. Students will learn how to conduct analyses using calculators and statistical software.
Specific analysis methods of this unit include: hypothesis tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous and binary data; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples; correlation and simple linear regression; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; and introduction to multivariable regression models;.
Students who wish to continue with their statistical learning after this unit are encouraged to take PUBH5217 Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling.
Textbooks
Course notes will be made available.
SEXH5205 Adolescent Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (30%); case study (30%); 1500 word essay (40%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit aims to introduce the constructs of adolescent sexuality, explore the determinants of adolescent sexual health and to discuss the personal and public health implications of adolescent sexuality from a global perspective. The main areas of learning are: adolescent sexuality, adolescent sexual health, reproductive health issues in adolescence, diversity, legal and ethical issues and sexual health promotion. There is an additional emphasis on a deeper exploration of an area of adolescent sexual health that is of particular interest to the student. On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to: (i) Describe the biological, developmental and socio-cultural contexts of adolescent sexual health as well as the constructs, challenges and diversities of adolescent sexuality. They will learn techniques used to optimise communication with adolescents and explore legal, ethical and public health implications of adolescent sexuality; and (ii) Understand and describe one area of adolescent sexual health that the student chooses to study in depth from a list of suggestions.
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5402 Counselling for Health Professionals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Amanda Robb Session: Semester 1,Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and theories of counselling in a health setting. This unit of study has two parts: an online component and a face-to-face intensive teaching block component. The intensive teaching block will include an extension of online content and provide skills development sessions. The intensive teaching block is compulsory. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate the application of microskills to interpersonal communication, professional communication and in a counselling context; (ii) Apply basic counselling interventions in a health context; (iii) Critique the application of counselling and psychotherapy theories in health settings; (iv) Critique and discuss ethical issues in counselling; (v) Demonstrate the ability to develop a basic management plan for an individual based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 10th Edition ISBN: 9780840028549; and McLeod, John (2013) An introduction to Counselling (e-Book). 5th edition. ISBN: 9780335247226.
SEXH5405 Contraception and Preconception Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (20%); group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); written assignments (50%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan. This will include indepth information on the range of hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the importance of access to abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care and will discuss the latest evidence regarding optimisation of health before pregnancy. The focus will be on conditions where preconception care is particularly beneficial such as diabetesand obesity.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Recommended: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.
SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Essay (30%); presentation (30%); reflective essay (30%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will equip students to develop foundational knowledge and skills to work with gender and sexuality issues, including gender and sexual discourses and practices. Students will develop an understanding of sensitive practice skills to work with the sexual and gender diverse communities. The unit will introduce the social construction and attitudes in modern society regarding gendered violence, gendered inequality and gender performativity. Students will be able to formulate therapeutic applications to respond ethically and empathicly to the issues which present in sexual and gender diverse groups. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a foundational knowledge and sensitivity to work with gender and sexual diverse communities; (ii) Evaluate the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iii) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (iv) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.