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MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

THEMES AND STRUCTURES

The course develops through theme studies in personal and professional development ; population , society , health and Illness ; scientific basis of clinical practice ; and clinical skills , all of which come together in professional practice demonstrated in the clinical placement units .
Theme I : Personal and professional development
This theme focuses on the doctor as an individual . It covers the personal attributes and qualities you ’ ll need in the medical curriculum and as a future medical practitioner , providing opportunities to gain a range of generic skills throughout the course .
YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Professional Issues
Introduction to Ethics
• Ethics and society
• Relationships and ethics
Introduction to Law
• Basis of justice
• Justice system
• Human rights
Understanding the community
• Society and community
• Roles of doctor in community
• Grassroots healthcare
• Empowerment
Ethics in practice
• Clinical research ethics
Law in practice
• Legal responsibilities
• Reporting records
Professional judgement
• Analysis of consequences of decisions
• Dealing with uncertainty
• Team participation
• Teaching
Leadership
• Independent learning
• Leadership and supervision
• Responsibility of patient management
Personal Development
Transition to university
• Study skills
• Time management
• Stress management
• Reflection
• Self-care
• Team building
• Goal setting
Attitudes to community
• Patient-centred approach
• Pain and suffering
• Teamwork in community groups
Responsibility
• Patient advocacy
• Family and society
• Self-care and assertiveness
• Educating others
Reflective practice
• Personal roles and role conflicts
• Stress management and coping styles
• Career choice
Self-directed learning and practice
• Patient-centred care
• Personal learning contract
• Electives
• Remedial selectives
• Self-assessment
Key Learning Experiences
Observations of interactions
• Medical contact visits
• Ethics debates
• Family study
• Group de-briefing and mentoring
Community service
• Ethics debates
• Group de-briefing and mentoring
Clinical rotations
• Group de-briefing and mentoring
• Clerking patients
• Self-appraisal
Teamwork
• Group de-briefing and mentoring
• Simulation with feedback
• Teaching Year 1 in skills lab
Leadership and independant learning
• Group de-briefing and mentoring
• Clerking patients
• Self appraisal
Theme II : Society , population , health and illness
Moving on from the individual , this theme develops your ability to deal with broader society and population issues . The history and philosophy of the scientific approach to medicine is included , as are approaches to knowledge and information , and an understanding of evidence-based clinical practice .
YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Health and Society
• The whole person
• Gender
• Consumer movement
• Inequalities in health
• Aboriginal health
• Healthcare services
• Health policy
• Public health
• Elective
Health and Information
Epistemology
• Concepts of science and knowledge
• Critical thinking
• Basic IT skills
• Exploring databases and information sources
• Quality and evaluation of health care information
• Health economics
• Evidence-based medicine
• Medical informatics in practice
Health and Population
• Population health
• Introduction to research methods
• Health promotion
• Global view of health
• Preventive medicine
• Occupational health
• Public health
Theme III : Foundations of medicine
As the term ‘ foundations ’ implies , much of the knowledge and concepts that underpin medicine – both in the basic medical sciences and in the clinical sciences – are delivered within this theme . In the early semesters , a system-based structure is adopted , in which the basic sciences of anatomy , biochemistry , genetics , immunology , microbiology , pathology , pharmacology and physiology of each system are taught in an integrated manner and from a clinically relevant perspective .
YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Overall Structure of Theme lll : Foundations of Medicine
• Molecular and cellular defence
• Integration and movement
• Cardiovascular , respiratory , renal and haematology
• Hormones , sex growth and nutrition
• Multi system disease
• Integrated medicine and surgery
• Women ’ s and children ’ s health
• General practice and psychological health
• Student internship
• Selectives
• Electives
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