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MD3012 - Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
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.
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 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Owens, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Emma Anderson
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, 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, Assoc. Professor Shane Brun, Assoc. Professor David MacLaren, Dr Julie Mudd, Dr Paul Kwa, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Assoc. Professor Robin Ray, Ms Poornima Roche, <Person not found>, Mr Don Gamage, Dr Susan Smith, Dr Brennan O'Dempsey, Mrs Deanne Johnstone, Dr Roy Rasalam, Dr Karen Carlisle, Dr Katharine Terry, Professor Emma McBryde, Dr Zaf Smith, <Person not found>.
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 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
  • 12 hours - Integrating Sessions present more complex issues in interactive panel formats
  • 48 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (72%); other exams (10%); on course (9% sp1 + 9% sp2); integrated across subject chain (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.