Internal Medicine

 

Internal Medicine

Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)

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) (Internal Medicine)

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 (Internal Medicine)

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 (Internal Medicine)

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

Compulsory units

Compulsory units - Graduate Diploma

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,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 Medicine (Advanced)

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,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.
INTM5001 Internal Medicine Advanced Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Leo Davies Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 day face to face block comprising small group tutorials, masterclasses and case discussions. Compulsory with a minimum attendance of 4.5 days. Corequisites: INTM5111 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: complex case report (20%), research proposal (30%), group work (50%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This capstone unit of study will assist students in developing high level diagnostic and management skills relevant to patients with multiple co-morbidities. The majority of the unit will take place in a 6 day residential intensive learning setting. Students will develop a research proposal and write a case report as preparation for this. During the residential block senior clinicians will provide insights into clinical decision making, appropriate use of investigative modalities and patient centred management. Students will present their research propoals and cases in small group discussions with colleagues, facilitated by senior clinicians.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, McGraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th Ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Talley, N., & Talley. (2018). Talley & O'Connor's Clinical Examination; Teaching on the Run: Fiona Lake and Gerard Ryan.

Stream Specific units

INTM5002 Basic Neurology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin Garber and Associate Professor Leo Davies Session: 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 Neurology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common neurological 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 neurological conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System 4th edition, Saunders Elsevier; Samuel's Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics 8th edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2010; Localization in Clinical Neurology 6th edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011.
INTM5003 Basic Rheumatology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Chatfield Session: 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 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 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.
INTM5006 Basic Endocrinology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Associate Professor Roger Chen, Dr Christopher Muir Session: 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 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 Endocrinology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common endocrine 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 endocrine 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 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.
INTM5009 Basic Infectious Diseases

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty Session: 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: online exam (50%); 1 x 1000 word case study (25%); online quizzes (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); particpation in online discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Basic Infectious Diseases syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The unit is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common infections and the essentials of management of these conditions. The learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important infections.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Mandell, Douglas and Bennett: Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th Edition, 2015.
INTM5010 Basic Oncology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Field Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, webinars, 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: online 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 on-line discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
The Basic Oncology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The unit is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common solid malignancies and the essentials of management of these conditions. The learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important malignancies.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016
INTM5011 Basic Haematology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kylie Mason Session: 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: online 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 on-line discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Basic Haematology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The unit is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common haematological disorders and the essentials of management of these conditions. The learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important malignancies.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Hoffbrand's Essential Haematology 7th edition, Wiley Blackwell, 2016
INTM5012 Basic Immunology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jessie Lee Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, podcasts 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: online exam (50%); 1x 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 Immunology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The unit is focused on diagnosis and investigation of common immunological disorders and the essentials of management of these conditions. The learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important immunological conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, McGraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Abbas, Abul K. et al. Cellular and Molecular Immunology. Ninth edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2018; Jameson, J. Larry et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e. 20th ed./editors, J. Larry Jameson, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo, Joseph Loscalzo. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018; Murphy, Kenneth (Kenneth M.), and Weaver, Casey. Janeway's Immunobiology. 9th edition. New York, NY: Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2017.
INTM5014 Cardiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Kozor and Dr Clare Arnott Session: 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
INTM5102 Advanced Neurology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Leo Davies and Dr Candice Delcourt Session: 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 (40%), 1x 1500 words case study (25%), 3x 450 words online clinical case (25%), participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Advanced Neurology syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in neurology or with an interest in the field. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of important but less common neurological conditions and advanced management of common and important neurological diseases. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important neurological conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, McGraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016.
INTM5103 Advanced Rheumatology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Chatfield Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, clinical cases, 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: online exam (40%), 1x 1500 words case study (25%), 3x 450 words online clinical case (25%), participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Advanced Rheumatology syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in rheumatology or with an interest in the field. The content is focused on advanced management of common and important rheumatologic diseases but also covers diagnosis and investigation of important but less common rheumatologic 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.
INTM5104 Advanced Respiratory Medicine

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Katrina Tonga and Dr Patricia Hullah Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, clinical cases, 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 (40%); 1 x 1500 word case study (25%); 3 x 450 word online clinical cases (25%); participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
The Advanced Respiratory Medicine syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in Respiratory medicine or with an interest in the field. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of important but less common respiratory conditions and advanced management of common and important respiratory diseases. 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.
INTM5105 Advanced Gastroenterology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Astrid-Jane Williams Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, clinical cases, 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: online exam (40%), 1x 1500 words case study (25%), 3x 450 words online clinical case (25%), participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Advanced Gastroenterology syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in gastroenterology or with an interest in the field. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of important but less common gastroenterological conditions and advanced management of common and important gastroenterological diseases. 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; Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 10th Edition 2016.
INTM5106 Advanced Endocrinology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Associate Professor Roger Chen Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, clinical cases, 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 (40%), 1x 1500 words case study (25%), 3x 450 words online clinical cases (25%), participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Advanced Endocrinology syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in endocrinology or with an interest in the field. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of important but less common endocrine conditions and advanced management of common and important endocrine diseases. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important endocrine conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016.
INTM5110 Advanced Oncology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Field Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, clinical cases, podcasts 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: online exam (40%), 1 x 1500 words case study (25%), 3x 450 words online clinical cases (25%), participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Advanced Oncology syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in oncology or with an interest in the field. The content of this course comprises topics relevant across many tumour streams; screening, clinical trials, cancer therapies, palliative and supportive care, and survivorship. There are also several learning activities related to the diagnosis and investigation of important but less common oncological conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important oncological conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016.
INTM5111 Advanced Haematology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kylie Mason, A/Prof Leo Davies Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, webinars, discussion boards and podcasts Assessment: 1 hour invigilated online exam (40%) 2 x 1500 word case studies (25%) clinical cases (25%) discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Advanced Haematology syllabus is aimed at practitioners training in, or with a special interest in the discipline. The unit is focussed on investigation of, and management options for common and important haematological disorders. The learning materials are linked to a library of unfolding clinical cases that cover important management issues in malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders. The unit does not have pre-requisites but a level of knowledge equivalent to the Basic Haematology Unit (INTM5011) is assumed.
Textbooks
Haematology 4th edition, Martin Howard and Peter Hamilton Churchill Livingston 2013.
BMRI5019 Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Caryl Barnes Session: 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.
CLNP5002 Diagnostic Electroencephalography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Storchenegger Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, discussion forums, 2 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); clinical case discussions (10%); online exam (40%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Critical Care and Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Electroencephalography (EEG) forms the basis of multiple neurophysiological techniques and is a powerful tool in its own right. This unit will introduce the standardised systems and nomenclature for EEG recordings, examine the characteristics of normal recordings and, using a case based approach illustrate the pathological changes associated with intracranial lesions, systemic disease and critical illness. The utility of EEG in the diagnosis of seizure disorders will be examined in detail.
Textbooks
Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography: basic principles, clinical applications, and related fields by Niedermeyer, Ernst; Schmoer, Donald L; Lopes da Silva, F.H 2011 - Sixth Edition; Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography by Ebersole, John S; Husain, Aatif M; Nordii, Douglas R 2015- Fourth Edition; Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography by Ebersole, John S; Pedley, Timothy A 2003- Third Edition
CLNP5004 Advanced Electroencephalography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Samantha Soe Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 2 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory). Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (20%); 2x short essays (20%); clinical case discussions (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: It is strongly recommended that students who do not have 1 - 2 years EEG experience complete CLNP5002 prior to enrolment in this unit of study. Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit covers advanced aspects of diagnostic electroencephalography, including the specific technical requirements for continuous video EEG monitoring, seizure recognition during invasive EEG monitoring, current techniques in cortical mapping of seizures and their utility in tailored cortical resection.
Textbooks
Niedermeyer, E., Schomer, D. L., Lopes da Silva, F. H, & Ovid Technologies, I. (2011). Niedermeyer's electroencephalography: Basic principles, clinical applications, and related fields (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health; Sirven, J. I., & Stern, J. M. (2011). Atlas of video-EEG monitoring (1st ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; Wyllie, E., Gidal, B. E., & Ovid Technologies, I. (2015). Wyllie's treatment of epilepsy: Principles and practice (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
IMAG5042 Essential Imaging for Clinicians

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Ayesa Session: 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.
MBHT5001 Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: 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.
MBHT5002 Advanced Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: 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.
MBHT5004 Cardiovascular Metabolic Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kelly Stanton and Dr Michelle Lim Session: 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.
PAED5002 Adolescent Medicine

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Rachel Skinner 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: 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.
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.

General Elective Units

BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Roger Magnusson and Professor Cameron Stewart Session: Semester 1 Classes: 4x6.5hr intensives or online. Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face block mode Assessment: 1x2000wd problem (40%); 1x3500 word essay (60%). Online 'attendance' is also compulsory and will be demonstrated by engagement in at least 8 out of the 10 weekly discussion topics. No formal mark will be given for attendance, but failure to meet the attendance requirement may result in failure of the course. Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
Note: Prerequisites: A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, law, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society introduces students to some of the interrelationships between health care, ethics, and the law. Students will explore the moral basis of law and the means by which law in turn, influences and directs clinical practice and health policy. We also look at the limits of law in solving ethical dilemmas, and consider what happens when the law falls out of step with the moral institutions of health care providers, patients, and the general public. Over the course of the semester, students will learn to critically read and analyse primary sources of law relevant to bioethics. Students will then examine a number of areas of law that have particular significance for bioethics and society including the law of consent, medical negligence, advance directives, maternal-foetal conflicts, abortion, reproduction, end-of-life decision-making, tissue regulation and infectious disease. Learning activities in BETH5104 include lectures, case discussions (during lectures), problem-based learning, online learning activities and written assessments.
Textbooks
Required: Kerridge, Lowe and Stewart (2013), Ethics and law for the health profession, 4th Edition (Federation Press). All other compulsory readings are provided to students in digital format. Most supplementary readings can be accessed through the library collection.
CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: 3 x online quizzes and short response tasks (60%); 1 x 2000 word written assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: People working in health care will benefit from this course.
This course is specifically designed for health professionals who are working in health care. It will equip participants with underpinning knowledge about patient safety. The course modules cover quality and safety principles, professionalism and ethics, the blame culture, risk information, health care as a system, the impact of adverse events, methods to measure and make improvements in health care.
The modules, tools and the discussions are designed to enable participants to change behaviours by understanding the main causes of adverse events. The course provides foundation knowledge about quality and safety; governments around the world are concerned to address unsafe care. The course will better prepare health professional to understand the complexity of health care and take steps to minimise the opportunities for errors and address vulnerabilities in the system.
Textbooks
Runciman, Bill, Merry A Walton M. Safety and Ethics in Healthcare: A Guide to Getting it Right. 2007 Asgate Publisher.
CEPI5215 Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Angela Webster Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 self-paced modules each comprising: course notes, lecture, demonstrations, exercises, quizzes Prerequisites: (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) Prohibitions: CEPI5214 Assumed knowledge: Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed Assessment: quizzes (30%), assignment 1 (20%), assignment 2 (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the Unit Coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
This unit of study will appeal to anyone wanting to write medical papers for conferences or journals, or to improve their paper writing skills. Students will work at their own pace through 9 modules covering research integrity, medical style, abstracts, presentations and posters, constructing a paper, data visualisation, manuscript submission, responding to reviewers' comments, post-publication research dissemination, and peer- reviewing a paper. This unit aims to teach students the principles of research integrity in writing for medical journals, typical issues they may face, and link to resources to help them maintain integrity through their publishing careers. It will guide them to reliable evidence-based resources to improve their conference abstract, presentation and poster design, and manuscript style and writing. Students will learn about reporting guidelines, common pitfalls in writing and presenting research, choosing a journal, keywords, improving tables and figures for manuscripts through open source software, copyright, writing cover letters and response letters to reviewers. Students will learn about measuring research impact and ways to improve research reach, dealing with the media and press releases, using social media in dissemination, digital archiving and basic skills needed to act as a peer-reviewer. This is an online unit, but those needing to study in block mode will do online study as well as a workshop.
Textbooks
Fayers P, Machin D. Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Reporting of Patient-reported Outcomes, 3rd Edition. 3 ed. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell; 2016
CEPI5312 Diagnostic and Screening Tests (1 and 2)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Katy Bell Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour synchronous seminar or asynchronous online tutorial/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 Prohibitions: PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5311 Assessment: Class discussion/presentations (40%) and two written assignments (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit of study introduces the student to basic concepts behind diagnostic and screening tests, including: test accuracy, sources of bias in test evaluation, critical appraisal of test evaluation studies, principles and use of evidence in making decisions about population screening, and overdiagnosis. It will then move to more advanced topics including: application of test results to individual patients, place of tests in diagnostic pathways, impact of tests on patient outcome, tests with continuous outcome, receiver-operator characteristic curves, systematic review of diagnostic tests, predictive models, and monitoring/surveillance. After completing this unit of study, the student should have a comprehensive understanding of contemporary issues and the methodology underlying, diagnostic and screening test evaluation and application.
Textbooks
Course readings will be provided.
CEPI5315 Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sharon Reid Session: Semester 1 Classes: all students will work through four online-modules and participate in weekly online tutorials (asynchronously) or on-campus tutorials, depending on mode enrolled, over 12 weeks Corequisites: CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 Prohibitions: CEPI5203 or CEPI5102 or CEPI5314 Assessment: module assessment tasks (30%) and 1 x 4500 word assignment (70%) after the modules are completed Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
In this unit of study, we aim to introduce you to systematic reviews and meta-analyses of relevance to healthcare with a particular focus on systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials. Students can choose to learn in online or normal day (on-campus) mode. All students will work through four online modules, delivered over twelve weeks, addressing the following topics at an introductory level: What and why systematic reviews (and meta-analysis); How to formulate answerable healthcare questions and searching for systematic reviews; How a systematic review is conducted and understanding the principles of meta-analysis; and How to appraise, interpret and apply the results of systematic reviews (and meta-analyses). Students will have the opportunity to discuss unit of study learning materials in online tutorials or via weekly (on-campus) tutorials. Readings and other learning materials will be available via eLearning.
Textbooks
Readings and access to other learning resources are available through the unit's eLearning site
CRIT5003 Pharmacology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Ross MacPherson Session: Semester 2 Classes: online learning including lectures and discusion board and/or webinar tutorials Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: online quizzes (10%); participation in online discussion forums (10%); short answer questions (30%); online exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students considering enrolling in PAIN5003 Pain Treatment and Management please note there is some content in common with this unit.
This unit will address the syllabus requirements of the Primary or First Part examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. It includes basic pharmacology and clinical applications of relevant drugs and drug groups.
Textbooks
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology BG Katzung 14th ed McGraw - Hill Education 2017; Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice R K Stoelting and S C Hillier - 5th ed -Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2014
CRIT5004 Physiology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louise Cole Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning including lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion boards Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); short answer questions (40%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Supplementary material and references are supplied with each module. Additional modules not directly covered during semester are available online. This supplementary and additional material is not assessed.
This unit addresses some of the Primary or First Part syllabus requirements of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. It includes normal physiology, physiology of the elderly, obesity, physiological consequences of mechanical ventilation and common disease states in the critically ill. The unit has a clinical focus.
Textbooks
Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist/ I Power, P Kam- 3rd ed, CRC Press, 2015; Textbook of Medical Physiology / A C Guyton, J E Hall - 13th ed, Philadelphia, PA: W B Saunders, 2015;
CRIT5005 Clinical Reasoning and Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Renee Lim Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning and compulsory face to face workshop (1x 2 days) Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: 5 x 300-600 word clinical case study tasks (30%); participation in online discussion tasks (10%); online quizzes (10%); participation in 2 day communication skills workshop (30%); 1 x 1500-2000 word written assignment (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Enrolments in this unit are limited and places will be allocated until the quota is reached.
Critical care medicine is practised in highly charged and stressful settings and requires many decisions to be made quickly with limited information and resources. There are also many 'players' and confusion and miscommunication can easily occur. The hierarchical nature of hospital based practice and tribal differences between professions bring their own challenges. This unit of study aims to help clinicians develop decision making and high level communication skills in order to effectively care for patients, engage carers and relatives and perform optimally as a team member or leader. The unit is built around complex clinical cases and includes simulations with actors and experts.
Textbooks
Online readings
CRIT5017 Introduction to Clinical Toxicology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Khanh Nguyen, Professor Nicholas Buckley, Professor Andrew Dawson Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures Assessment: online quizzes (10%); generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); case-based discussion boards (10%); short answer questions (30%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Clinical toxicology is concerned with the risk assessment and management of drugs, chemicals and venoms in humans. This unit introduces students to common poisonings and envenomations in Australia and provides a framework for the initial resuscitation and risk assessment of the affected patient. Principles of supportive care, decontamination, enhanced elimination and specific antidotes will also be explored.
Textbooks
Therapeutic Guidelines: Toxicology; Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies Robert S. Hoffman, Mary Ann Howland, Neal A. Lewin, Lewis S. Nelson, Lewis R. Goldfrank; wikitox.org
DERM5001 Essential Dermatology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Pablo Fernandez-Penas Session: 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.
GMED5001 Genomics in Clinical Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ingrid Sinnerbrink Session: 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.
GMED5002 Genomics, Omics and Medical Applications

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Gladys Ho Session: Semester 1 Classes: Dr Gladys Ho Assumed knowledge: This unit assumes knowledge equivalent to GMED5001. It is strongly recommended that students who lack a good working knowledge of genomics complete GMED5001 before enrolling in this unit or take it concurrently with GMED5001. Assessment: online quizzes (10%), 4x 400-500 word case based discussion forums (30%), generation and peer review of assessment items (20%), , final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Recent technological advances in genetics and genomics have had a significant impact on medical care. This unit provides an introduction to the detection of genetic variation in the context of human disease and an overview of bioinformatics techniques and approaches for the analysis of genomic and other omic data. Technologies include types of deep resequencing, including whole exome and whole genome sequencing, the library preparation methods, and sequencing chemistries and platforms. Methodologies and applications to diseases discussed include detection of base substitutions and splicing variants, copy number variants and other structural variants. An understanding of which methodologies to be used to detect different types of genetic variants will be developed. Cases will be used to illustrate the importance of integrating phenotypic data, genomic information and variant interpretation for accurate diagnosis. You will discuss techniques to prioritise variant pathogenicity, and the application of new technologies in gene editing, as well as omic technologies, including transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, and their current and future application to medical care.
Textbooks
Strachan, T and Read, A. Human Molecular Genetics (4th Edition). Garland Science.
HPOL5000 Health Policy and Health Economics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Marie Thow, A/Prof Alison Pearce Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online students: week by week online activities including online lectures and/or videos, introductory tutorial, 6 interactive tutorials with online content via discussion boards, readings (total: approx 10 hours per week) Block Mode students: 2 x 1 day workshops, introductory tutorial, 6 interactive tutorials (either face-to-face or online) with online lectures and/or videos, readings (total: approx 10 hours per week) Prohibitions: PUBH5032 Assessment: assessable tutorials (30%); multiple choice online exam: 2 hr, open book (30%); 6 short reports (400-500 words each) on health policy and health economic evaluation, submitted online (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This unit aims to develop a critical and comparative understanding of the history, theory and practice of health policy as well as provide students with an understanding of the main concepts and analytical methods of health economics and political economy. It gives an overview of the political choices and frameworks that shape decision making in health. By the end of this unit students will be able to: Define the boundaries and key features of health policy; Identify policy instruments and how they function; Understand the main frameworks used for analysing health policy, and different approaches and perspectives regarding setting priorities in health policy; Apply methods and principles of health economics e.g. resource scarcity, opportunity cost, efficiency and equity to practical real-life examples; Critically analyse the role of economic evidence in informing policy decisions in health decision-making in Australia.
Textbooks
Recommended: Buse, K, Mays, N and Walt, G. Making Health Policy (2nd Ed). Open University Press, 2012. Copies of the text are available in the University of Sydney library. Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
MEDF5002 Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Annette Burgess and Associate Professor Chris Roberts Session: 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.
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.
PAIN5002 Pain Mechanisms and Contributors

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Devonshire and Professor Michael Nicholas Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total) Assessment: participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%) Mode of delivery: Online
To introduce and develop participants understanding about the basic neuroscience of pain and the interrelationship between psychological, physiological and environmental processes in pain. Neuro-anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, and biochemical mechanisms involved in nociception, including peripheral and central sensitisation are discussed. Theoretical bases are introduced and the ways in which psychological and environmental factors modify or maintain pain perception and behaviour are explored.
PAIN5003 Pain Treatment and Management Principles

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Devonshire and Dr Charles Brooker Session: Semester 1,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.
PAIN5021 Acute Pain

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Claire Ashton-James Session: Semester 1 Classes: 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 (25%), 4000-5000 written assignment/s or equivalent (75%) Mode of delivery: Online
The aims of this unit are to provide a theoretical framework for the management of acute pain, to examine the specific contributors that are important in the development of acute pain conditions and to examine pharmacological and other approaches used in the management of acute pain. Topics that will be covered will include the principles of pre-emptive analgesia and evidence of effectiveness in preventing pain, pharmacological management of acute pain including approaches such as patient controlled analgesia, adjunctive approaches in managing acute pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: 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.
PUBH5224 Advanced Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Tim Driscoll, Dr Erin Mathieu Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly classes (combined lectures and tutorials) for 13 weeks. Prerequisites: (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 Assessment: 1x 1500 word assignment or equivalent class presentation (30%); 1x 4000 word assignment (or equivalent answers to specific methodological questions) (70%); short answers to questions each week to be submitted prior to class. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is intended for students who have completed Epidemiology Methods and Uses (or an equivalent unit of study) at a credit or higher level. It is designed to extend students' practical and theoretical knowledge of epidemiology beyond basic principles and in particular to give them a practical understanding of how epidemiological principles and practices are used in real world settings. Students are given an opportunity to acquire some of the practical knowledge and skills needed to undertake epidemiological research and also to consolidate their critical appraisal skills.
Textbooks
There is no specific textbook but readings or equivalent will be required to prepare for each week.
SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Hans Ramlochun Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week;, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Short essay (10%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); participation in group exercises (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management strategies for the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Discuss the microbiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of the common STIs; (ii) Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical spectrum of STIs, including asymptomatic infection, genital manifestations and complications; and (iii) Describe principles of STI prevention and management and outline treatment of individual STIs. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content includes epidemiology, STIs in key populations, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, anorectal discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections including pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations and genital dermatology. Challenges faced in resource-poor settings and syndromic management will also be covered.
SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Roger Garsia Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students will be able tounderstand the clinical, laboratory, and public health aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content includes virology, immunology, pathogenesis and diagnostics as applicable to HIV infection, clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment of HIV including Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Treatment as prevention and the management of associated opportunistic infections. Legal, ethical and social contexts of HIV will also be discussed.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus intensive block mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case studies (25%); written assignment (40%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online learning tasks (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. The reproductive endocrinology of common conditions such as amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides an introduction to the causes and investigations of male and female infertility with a special focus on the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Hugh Taylor (2019). Speroff's Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
WARC5001 Research Translation, Impact and Evaluation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Julie Redfern, Prof Clara Chow, Dr Stephanie Partridge Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures, discussion forums, video tutorials Assumed knowledge: An understanding of research methodology and clinical trials is assumed. Assessment: Journal Club (30%); Discussion Boards (20%); Research Proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
To optimise healthcare delivery, we need evidence-based strategies to enable research translation and to assess impact. This unit of study will teach these skills, including fostering and maintaining stakeholder engagement, pragmatic study design, cost effectiveness analysis, recognising and managing barriers and enablers to implementation, and post-research translation. Case-based discussions and preparation of a research proposal will develop the skills required to enhance impact and hasten adoption of research into routine care. This practical unit will suit students who are interested in improving their skills and knowledge in the areas of clinical or health services research and who are keen to enhance the impact of their current or future research.
Textbooks
Grol R, Wensing M and Eccles M. Improving Patient Care. The Implementation of Change in Clinical Practice. 2nd ed. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated (2013); Brownson RC, Colditz GA and Proctor EK. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2017).

Project units

MEDF5301 Project (Advanced Masters)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitiment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project, and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5302 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. Where appropriate students will prepare a work suitable for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5303 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.