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MD2012 - Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD2011 MD2012
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available only to MBBS students

This subject continues examining foundation knowledge of anatomy, physiology and common pathophysiologies, body systems as well as mental health disorders, presented with emphasis on rural, remote, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and tropical settings. They are presented in an integrated fashion and explore science and social science dimensions and related clinical skills. This subject is only available to students enrolled in the MBBS program.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the anatomy, physiology and important pathophysiologies of NS, MP, GIMN & MPsych, HRM, RM & RRITH, interpret common findings from histories, examinations and test results and describe management principles;
  • describe the features of tropical, rural and remote Australia including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders populations, including demography, epidemiology and life style and analyse the patterns of health and disease, including mental health disorders and their causations in these populations;
  • effectively communicate when interviewing children, couples and families, writing a scientific paper and delivering scientific posters in a group;
  • perform clinical skills related to these systems;
  • identify ethical issues, particularly from a social justice perspective, associated with the Year 2 experience and analyse how these are relevant to being a medical practitioner.
Prerequisites: MD2011

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 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Coordinator: Mr Donald Whaleboat, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson
Lecturers: Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Aaron Hollins, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Dr Fiona Baird, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Nichole Harvey, Dr Navaratnam Lakshman, Dr Robyn Preston, Assoc. Professor Zoltan Sarnyai, Ms Karen Knight, Dr Katharine Terry, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Professor Richard Murray, Mrs Deanne Johnstone, Dr Haleagrahara Nagaraja, Ms Karryn Lytton, Dr Teresa O'Connor, Ms Darlene Wallace, Dr Pam Megaw, Dr Monika Zimanyi, Dr Donna Martin, Dr Christopher Rikard-Bell, Dr Kimberley Owens, Ms Simone Ross, Mr Don Gamage, Dr Lynn Woodward.
Contact hours:
  • 52 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each subject each week
  • 168 hours practicals - Guided Learning Sessions: 4x 3 hours sessions each week Clinical Skills Sessions: 12 hours over 13 weeks
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars - Synthesising Sessions integrate concepts and content
  • 24 hours - Integrating Sessions present more complex issues in interactive panel formats
  • 144 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (72%); other exams (10%); assignments (18%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance is required at community and clinical placements. Satisfactory academic and professional standards, as described in the College program Assessment Guidelines, must be achieved in order to progress to the next year.

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.