Doctor of Medicine

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Doctor of Medicine

Students complete 192 credit points, including:
(a) 192 credit points across the four year program
(b) all units in the Doctor of Medicine are prescribed and must be taken in the year of enrolment to which they correspond.

Master of Health Studies

(a) the Master of Health Studies is not available for admission or enrolment
(a) Students must complete 96 credit points that comprise Years 1 and 2 of the Doctor of Medicine.

Year 1

Studies in Foundation Knowledge, Respiratory, Cardiovascular Sciences, Musculoskeletal, Immunology, Endocrine and Nutrition
MDMP5511 Medical General Foundation Knowledge 1

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kellie Charles Session: Semester 1 Classes: On a weekly basis, students will undertake approximately 10 hours of seminars, 8 hours of forums/workshops, 6 hours of practicals and 5 hours of online material. Students are also required to attend 1 full day at the clinical school. One day per week will be reserved for flexible learning. Assumed knowledge: Foundational Knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Biology Assessment: Students are required to complete the online foundational knowledge course test, 2 Knowledge and Application tests, 2 Anatomy Competency Tests, 2 Procedural skills assessments, 3 Mini-clinical examinations, a Multi-Modal Clinical Assessment, Population Health quizzes, Team Based learning quizzes (IRATs), an Iinterprofessional Learning reflective statement, a Personal development plan, an L-plate test, 2 Ethics, Law and Professional theme reflective tasks, and a Situational Judgement Test. Attendance is compulsory. The assesments will be included in a portfolio that will include a summary of your attendance and professionalism and conduct. The expected standard for each assessment must be met Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Upon completion of this module, students will have gained knowledge and clinical skills to understand the normal to abnormal spectrum of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal/Immunology, Endocrine Health; with particular focus on 1) the processes responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis in the human body, 2) the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and natural history of common diseases, 3) investigations that can aid in diagnosis, and 4) pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options and prevention strategies to manage common diseases. Each system is covered over 4-weeks duration and the content incorporates themes relevant to the topic, including Basic and Clinical Sciences, Clinical Skills, Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Population Health, Ethics Law and Professionalism, Interprofessional Teamwork and Indigenous Health. Learning will be based on authentic clinical scenarios using team-based learning, with integration of core biomedical sciences including anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. This will ensure a sound biomedical foundation for clinical learning in Year 2 and beyond. One day per week will be reserved for flexible learning. With the increasing utilisation of the ¿flipped classroom¿ approach, students will have time to independently review online material. Students will spend one-day per week at their clinical schools learning foundation clinical skills in history, examination and procedural skills with a mixture of supervised clinical experience, simulation and near-peer teaching.
Studies in Renal, Urology, Gastroenterology and Neurosciences
MDMP5512 Medical General Foundation Knowledge 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kellie Charles Session: Semester 2 Classes: Similar to Medical General Foundation Knowledge 1 Assumed knowledge: Foundational Knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Biology Assessment: Students are required to complete 2 Knowledge and Application tests, 2 Anatomy Competency Tests, 2 Procedural skills assessments, 3 Mini-clinical examinations, a Multi-Modal Clinical Assessment, Population Health quizzes, Team Based learning quizzes (IRATs), an Interprofessional Learning reflective statement, a Personal development plan, an L-plate test and 2 Ethics, Law and Professional theme reflective tasks. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Upon completion of this module, students will have gained knowledge and clinical skills to understand the normal to abnormal spectrum of Sexual Health and Reproduction, Renal/Urology, Gastroenterology and Neurosciences; with particular focus on 1) the processes responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis in the human body, 2) the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and natural history of common diseases, 3) investigations that can aid in diagnosis, and 4) pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options and prevention strategies to manage common diseases. Each system is covered over 4-weeks duration and the content incorporates themes relevant to the topic, including Basic and Clinical Sciences, Clinical Skills, Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Population Health, Ethics Law and Professionalism, Interprofessional Teamwork and Indigenous Health. Learning will be based on authentic clinical scenarios using team-based learning, with integration of core biomedical sciences including anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. This will ensure a sound biomedical foundation for clinical learning in Year 2 and beyond. One day per week will be reserved for flexible learning. With the increasing utilisation of the ¿flipped classroom¿ approach, students will have time to independently review online material. Students will spend one-day per week at their clinical schools learning foundation clinical skills in history, examination and procedural skills with a mixture of supervised clinical experience, simulation and near-peer teaching.

Year 2

Studies in Medicine, Surgery, Community, Research Methods
MDMP6511 Clinical and Research Practice 1

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lucy Wynter Session: Semester 1 Classes: block 1, 3 and 4: intensive mode (4 days 9am - 4pm) (2x1.5hr patient doctor tutorials, 2x1.5hr case-based tutorial, procedural skills tutorial 1.5hrx1, 1x2hr investigations seminar, 8x0.5hr online lectures, 4x0.5hr online learning tasks, 1x4hr clinic visit) per week and 2xclinical simulations per block block 2: intensive mode (4 days 9am-5pm) 2x3hr workshops, 6x1hr lectures, 5x0.5hr online lectures, 2x3hr research seminars, 1x2hr case based seminar) per week Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 Assumed knowledge: MDMP5511, MDMP5512 Assessment: online quiz x 2 (25%), 2 x shapes (25%), 4x mini-cex (25%), 1x 1hr mcq exam (10%), 2 x dops (5%), 1x reflective analysis (10%) and portfolio based assessment Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the Medicine, Surgery and Community Blocks, the aims to further consolidate clinical skills such as core history-taking, examination, clinical-reasoning, team-work and procedural skills in hospital and community settings through guided experiential learning. It is aligned with year 1, Blocks revisiting core symptoms from respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and endocrinology, with emphasis on clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, basic investigations and therapy; and renal/urology, gastroenterology and neurosciences, with emphasis on clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, basic investigations and therapy. In the Back to Basics and Research Methods Block is based at Camperdown campus and students will learn clinically relevant anatomy, imaging, microbiology and therapeutics that will support what they have seen in clinical practice. They will also begin preparation for the MD project and learn about research methodology. Finally, it will include 2 weeks of biomedical sciences based on the disciplines of oncology and hematology, to prepare students for the Oncology and Hematology Block. In the Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care Block will be predominantly delivered in clinical schools. There will be one day a week of centralised lectures for haematology and oncology,
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Studies in Medicine, Surgery, Community, Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care
MDMP6512 Clinical and Research Practice 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lucy Wynter Session: Semester 2 Classes: block 1, 3 and 4: intensive mode (4 days 9am - 4pm) (2x1.5hr patient doctor tutorials, 2x1.5hr case-based tutorial, procedural skills tutorial 1.5hrx1, 1x2hr investigations seminar, 8x0.5hr online lectures, 4x0.5hr online learning tasks, 1x4hr clinic visit) per week and 2xclinical simulations per block block 2: intensive mode (4 days 9am-5pm) 2x3hr workshops, 6x1hr lectures, 5x0.5hr online lectures, 2x3hr research seminars, 1x2hr case based seminar) per week Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 and MDMP6511 Assumed knowledge: MDMP5511, MDMP5512, MDMP6511 Assessment: online quiz x 2 (25%), 2 x shapes (25%), 4x mini-cex (25%), 1x 1hr mcq exam (10%), 2 x dops (5%), 1x reflective analysis (10%) and portfolio based assessment Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the Medicine, Surgery and Community Blocks, the aims to further consolidate clinical skills such as core history-taking, examination, clinical-reasoning, team-work and procedural skills in hospital and community settings through guided experiential learning. It is aligned with year 1, Blocks revisiting core symptoms from respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and endocrinology, with emphasis on clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, basic investigations and therapy; and renal/urology, gastroenterology and neurosciences, with emphasis on clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, basic investigations and therapy. In the Back to Basics and Research Methods Block is based at Camperdown campus and students will learn clinically relevant anatomy, imaging, microbiology and therapeutics that will support what they have seen in clinical practice. They will also begin preparation for the MD project and learn about research methodology. Finally, it will include 2 weeks of biomedical sciences based on the disciplines of oncology and hematology, to prepare students for the Oncology and Hematology Block. In the Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care Block will be predominantly delivered in clinical schools. There will be one day a week of centralised lectures for haematology and oncology,
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Year 3

Studies in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Child and Adolescent Health, Critical Care, Perinatal and Women’s Health and Research Project
MDMP7511 Specialty Clinical 1

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hasantha Gunasekera Session: Semester 1 Classes: intensive mode (5 days 8am - 4pm) specialty clinical blocks- 38 hours per week: 28 hours- clinical attachment assigned clinical school or community practice 3 hours structured teaching- seminars, tutorials 5-6 hours self-directed online learning rostered evening or overtime shifts (ed/icu/anaesthetics) md research project- 120 hours individual research with supervision by research tutor(s) Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 and MDMP6511 and MDMP6512 Assumed knowledge: MDMP5511; MDMP5512; MDMP6511; MDMP6512 Assessment: in-block assessments comprising portfolio-based assessments; observed structured clinical examination (osce) in cah, pwh; a written sba summative assessment (integrated 60%); short-answer clinical task paper (cah); written assignment (pwh); observed long case (psychiatry). 100% attendance is required the md research will comprise: (a) effective participation in small-group/tutorial learning sessions, (b) satisfactory completion of online learning tasks, (c) satisfactory completion of the final md project or capstone report, and (d) attendance at the md research conference week activities. a formal, fully-referenced scientific report of maximum length 3, 000 words marked by relevant academics Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students undertaking Specialty Blocks in Psychiatry and addiction Medicine (PAAM), Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women's Health (PWH), and Critical Care (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine). Students participate in a variety of clinical activities in hospital wards, outpatient clinics and community-based clinics. In the end of year 3, student will be working on their MD research projects. The MD project is a scholarly investigation into a topic relevant to health or medicine, leading to a formal report submitted for summative assessment. Students will undertake an approved, supervised research or capstone project culminating in the submission of a written report in the form of a thesis or in the form of an article suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The report will be examined and graded. Students will be required to attend Conference Week in semester 2 and encouraged to present their work in the form or a poster or, by invitation, an oral presentation. Students must have achieved a pass standard in their MD Final Report in order to progress to year 4.
MDMP7512 Specialty Clinical 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Hasantha Gunasekera Session: Semester 2 Classes: intensive mode (5 days 8am - 4pm) specialty clinical blocks- 38 hours per week: 28 hours- clinical attachment assigned clinical school or community practice 3 hours structured teaching- seminars, tutorials 5-6 hours self-directed online learning rostered evening or overtime shifts (ed/icu/anaesthetics) md research project- 120 hours individual research with supervision by research tutor(s) Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 and MDMP6511 and MDMP6512 and MDMP7511 Assumed knowledge: MDMP5511; MDMP5512; MDMP6511; MDMP6512; MDMP7511 Assessment: in-block assessments comprising portfolio-based assessments; observed structured clinical examination (osce) in cah, pwh; a written sba summative assessment (integrated 60%); short-answer clinical task paper (cah); written assignment (pwh); observed long case (psychiatry). 100% attendance is requiredthe md research will comprise: (a) effective participation in small-group/tutorial learning sessions, (b) satisfactory completion of online learning tasks, (c) satisfactory completion of the final md project or capstone report, and (d) attendance at the md research conference week activities. a formal, fully-referenced scientific report of maximum length 3, 000 words marked by relevant academics Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students undertaking Specialty Blocks in Psychiatry and addiction Medicine (PAAM), Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women's Health (PWH), and Critical Care (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine). Students participate in a variety of clinical activities in hospital wards, outpatient clinics and community-based clinics. In the end of year 3, student will be working on their MD research projects. The MD project is a scholarly investigation into a topic relevant to health or medicine, leading to a formal report submitted for summative assessment. Students will undertake an approved, supervised research or capstone project culminating in the submission of a written report in the form of a thesis or in the form of an article suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The report will be examined and graded. Students will be required to attend Conference Week in semester 2 and encouraged to present their work in the form or a poster or, by invitation, an oral presentation. Students must have achieved a pass standard in their MD Final Report in order to progress to year 4.

Year 4

Studies in Elective Studies, Medicine, Surgery and General Practice
MDMP8511 Preparation for Practice 1

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Stuart Lane Session: Semester 1 Classes: intensive mode (5 days 8am - 4pm) (38 hours/week) clinical immersion in wards/clinics undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school or community practice seminars, tutorials, workshops- 1 day per month on-line learning modules- 4 hours/week elective/selective- immersive experience in clinical or research placement Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 and MDMP6511 and MDMP6512 and MDMP7511 and MDMP7512 Assumed knowledge: MDMP5511; MDMP5512; MDMP6511; MDMP6512; MDMP7511; MDMP7512 Assessment: completion of a pre-elective module, the development of personal learning goals, satisfactory completion of the on-line application (including safety protocol), satisfactory supervisor report and submission of an 'elective term report' of approximately 1000 words at the end of the elective term submission of completed clinical attachment forms for the block. submission of 8 completed medical case histories on canvas. submission of 2 x written case admissions on canvas 1 x discharge summary; consult sheet; medication chart (other wba). 100% attendance is required. general practice: written assessment tasks x 2; completed clinical attachment form x 2; clinical judgement test Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the Medicine and Surgery blocks, students participate in ward services and outpatient clinics in the teaching hospitals of their allocated Clinical Schools or in rural clinical schools. Students are exposed to general medicine and surgery as well as to some subspecialty areas. Students also undertake eight weeks of general practice and community health placements in a variety of settings including rural, remote and urban practice. The Elective in the beginning of the year offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in a health-related activity. This may be clinical work in hospital or community settings, research global health or health policy work locally, interstate or anywhere in the world. At the end of the year students do a Vocational Elective, which offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in a health-related activity. This may be clinical work in hospital or community settings, research, public health or health policy work locally, interstate or internationally. It is an opportunity to prepare for a career direction. It is an opportunity for international students to develop networks in their own countries. Students usually organise their own vocational selective or their clinical school can advise of opportunities.
MDMP8512 Preparation for Practice 1

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Stuart Lane Session: Semester 2 Classes: intensive mode (5 days 8am - 4pm) (38 hours/week) clinical immersion in wards/clinics undertaken at the student's assigned clinical school or community practice seminars, tutorials, workshops- 1 day per month on-line learning modules- 4 hours/week elective/selective- immersive experience in clinical or research placement Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 and MDMP6511 and MDMP6512 and MDMP7511 and MDMP7512 Assumed knowledge: MDMP5511; MDMP5512; MDMP6511; MDMP6512; MDMP7511; MDMP7512 Assessment: completion of a pre-elective module, the development of personal learning goals, satisfactory completion of the on-line application (including safety protocol), satisfactory supervisor report and submission of an 'elective term report' of approximately 1000 words at the end of the elective term submission of completed clinical attachment forms for the block. submission of 8 completed medical case histories on canvas. submission of 2 x written case admissions on canvas 1 x discharge summary; consult sheet; medication chart (other wba). 100% attendance is required. general practice: written assessment tasks x 2; completed clinical attachment form x 2; clinical judgement test Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the Medicine and Surgery blocks, students participate in ward services and outpatient clinics in the teaching hospitals of their allocated Clinical Schools or in rural clinical schools. Students are exposed to general medicine and surgery as well as to some subspecialty areas. Students also undertake eight weeks of general practice and community health placements in a variety of settings including rural, remote and urban practice. The Elective in the beginning of the year offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in a health-related activity. This may be clinical work in hospital or community settings, research global health or health policy work locally, interstate or anywhere in the world. At the end of the year students do a Vocational Elective, which offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in a health-related activity. This may be clinical work in hospital or community settings, research, public health or health policy work locally, interstate or internationally. It is an opportunity to prepare for a career direction. It is an opportunity for international students to develop networks in their own countries. Students usually organise their own vocational selective or their clinical school can advise of opportunities.