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MD1010 - Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD1010 MD1020
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

This subject will provide foundation knowledge of molecular and cellular processes in the normal functioning of the human body, plus an understanding of the individual, health systems and the societal influences on human health. These topics are presented in an integrated fashion across four foundation science modules and through introductory clinical skills practice. This subject is only available to students enrolled in the MBBS program.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe normal cell and tissue structure, function and the biochemical processes required to sustain life;
  • explain tissue organization and function within the human body and the processes of cellular to whole body control, communication and regulation;
  • describe the Australian health care system and its components, explain how health is measured and interpret the professional and ethical dimensions of medical practice;
  • describe patient-centred care and demonstrate communication skills;
  • apply principles of infection control.

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Professor Richard Murray
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Dr Rebecca Evans, Ms Simone Ross, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Ms Karen Knight, Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Ms Darlene Wallace, <Person not found>, Dr Damien Paris, Dr Roy Rasalam, Assoc. Professor Haleagrahara Nagaraja, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, <Person not found>, Dr Ioana Bowden, <Person not found>, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 52 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each subject each week
  • 156 hours practicals - Guided Learning Sessions use variable learning methods and formats: 4x 3 hours sessions each week
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars - Synthesising Sessions integrate concepts and content
  • 12 hours - Integrating Sessions present more complex issues in interactive panel formats
  • 3 hours fieldwork
  • 6 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance at community and clinical placements is a pre-requisite. Must achieve a pass score in all assessments in order to progress

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.