MD3011 - Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 1 of 2
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available only to MBBS students
This subject continues the study of integrated medical and social sciences for the
whole human body. Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding
of molecular, cellular, organ, individual person, health system and societal influences
on human health, integrated around themes within tissue injury and neoplasia, infection
and immunology and preventive medicine and addictive behaviours.
- Explain and connect the processes by which organisms cause disease and how infection
is spread and the general details of acute and chronic inflammatory responses, including
mediators, cellular toxins, effects on organ systems and the means by which damage
might be propagated;
- Summarise, relate, and distinguish the role of the immune system in neoplasia and
the abnormal responses of the immune system that produce illness and the mechanisms
which control abnormal cell growth and differentiation and the current theories of
- Discuss, demonstrate and apply the basic principles and strategies employed in disease
prevention and control and health promotion;
- Explain and connect the basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and
patient compliance and demonstrate their application to the major organ systems, infections
- Explain, summarise, and relate approaches to treatment of drug dependence and its
prevention, with regard to various cultures (eg youth, Indigenous) and the public
health economic problem of dependency.
- Integrated assessment across subject chain - (%).
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.
||(MD2011 OR MD2010) AND (MD2012 OR MD2020)
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.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Kimberley Owens, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson
||Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Ms Karen Knight, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Aaron Hollins, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Julie Mudd, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Ms Darlene Wallace, Miss Emma Anderson, Mr Don Gamage, Dr Smriti Murali Krishna, Mrs Deanne Johnstone, Dr Roy Rasalam, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Karen Carlisle, Miss Brittany Dewdney, Dr Zaf Smith, Dr Hillary Vanderven, Dr Nishila Moodley, Dr Anna Kokavec.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each subject each week
- 117 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Sessions: 3 x 3 hours sessions each week. Clinical Skills Sessions:
5 hours over 13 weeks
- 39 hours workshops/Seminars - Synthesising Sessions integrate concepts and content
- 12 hours - Integrating Sessions present more complex issues in interactive panel formats
- assessment and self-directed study
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