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MD3020 - Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD3010 MD3020
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

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: 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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Owens
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Robin Ray, Assoc. Professor David Symmons, Dr Susan Smith, Dr Brennan O'Dempsey, Mrs Deanne Johnstone, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 52 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each subject each week
  • 156 hours practicals - Guided Learning Sessions use variable learning methods and formats: 4x 3 hours sessions each week
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars - Synthesising Sessions integrate concepts and content
  • 12 hours - Integrating Sessions present more complex issues in interactive panel formats
  • 2 weeks fieldwork
  • 6 hours clinical placement
  • 3 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (72%); other exams (8%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance at community and clinical placements is a pre-requisite. Must achieve a pass score in all assessments in order to progress

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.