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MD3012 - Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD3011 MD3012
Administered by: 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 application of molecular, cellular, organ, individual person, health system and societal influences on human health, integrated around themes within infectious diseases, emergency medicine, skin biology and introductory dermatology, and international health. . Students will translate key knowledge concepts and demonstrate connections to early clinical professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and discuss infectious diseases of general importance, in addition to those of particular relevance to Indigenous, rural, remote and tropical populations;
  • Discuss, demonstrate and apply the basic principles of diagnosis and management of urgent medical problems;
  • Summarise, relate and appraise the importance of empathy and concern for patients and their families affected by infectious disease; and the value of public health measures in preventing disease;
  • Identify, discuss and apply the basic principles of the skin as an organ and its ability to manifest signs of disease; major abnormalities of the skin and their management (eg congenital and acquired) with special reference to disease affecting Indigenous, rural, remote and tropical populations (eg scabies, impetigo, cancers, leprosy);
  • Explain, relate and connect the main trends in international health and the predominant factors which have impact upon them.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (72%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multi-station assessment task (MSAT) - (10%) - Individual
  • On Course: (18% across SP1 and SP2); Integrated across subject chain. The detail of the assessment is available in the Subject Outlines - (18%) - Individual.

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.

Prerequisites: MD3011 OR MD3010


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, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Owens, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson
Lecturers: Dr Kimberley Owens, Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Mrs Gillian Knott, Ms Karen Knight, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Kathleen Rono, Assoc. Professor Shane Brun, Assoc. Professor David MacLaren, Assoc. Professor Julie Mudd, Dr Paul Kwa, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Ms Poornima Roche, Dr Emma Anderson, Dr Joseph Moxon, Mr Don Gamage, Dr Susan Smith, Dr Brennan O'Dempsey, Mrs Deanne Johnstone, Assoc. Professor Haleagrahara Nagaraja, Dr Karen Carlisle, Professor Emma McBryde, Dr Zaf Smith, Dr Anna Kokavec, Dr Aaron Boyce, Ms Lucy Rogers, Dr Lynn Woodward.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 52 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each subject each week
  • 156 hours was Practicals - Guided Learning Sessions: 4x 3 hours sessions each week Clinical Skills Sessions: 12 hours over 13 weeks
  • 52 hours workshops - Synthesising Sessions integrate concepts and content
  • 12 hours was Other - Integrating Sessions present more complex issues in interactive panel formats
  • 48 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.