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MD3000 - Selective Study

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours or by permission of Head of School.

The ability to define, discuss, demonstrate, integrate and evaluate knowledge and skills from disciplines outside of a student's immediate specialty is essential to the development of a skilled and professional health care graduate. Students may extend themselves into an area of study where they previously have little or no background; or to acquire additional depth and consolidation of knowledge and expertise in a previous area of study relevant to their MBBS course. A variety of modular study options are offered whose delivery may include lectures, tutorials, practicals, independent study, clinical placements or other relevant site visits. Study modules on offer are subject to availability - students will be advised of availability and module details during the study period immediately preceding the study period in which they undertake the selective study.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate essential knowledge that is central to the particular modular offering undertaken;
  • synthesise underlying principles and concepts central to the particular modular offering undertaken;
  • convey information clearly and fluently, in high quality written and oral formats appropriate for an academic audience;
  • apply relevant professional and technical skills, such as self-evaluation, numeracy, creative problem solving and/or laboratory skills in appropriate settings particular to the modular offering undertaken.

Subject Assessment

  • May consist of a combination of on-course and examination assessments such as written assignments, oral presentations, attendance at teaching sessions, attendance at clinical placements, quizzes, oral examinations or written examinations as applicable to study module offerings and as will be described in individual subject outlines.
Prerequisites: MD2011 AND MD2012


Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Face to face teaching (Face to face teaching dates to be confirmed.)
Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Owens
Lecturers: Dr Kimberley Owens, Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Assoc. Professor Haleagrahara Nagaraja.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (Face to face teaching dates to be confirmed.)

Townsville, Study Period 7, Mixed attendance
Census Date 06-Jul-2023
Face to face teaching (Face to face teaching dates to be confirmed.)

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.