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MD4011 - Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD4011 MD4012 MD4013
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. The emphasis of this subject is on integrating clinical pathology knowledge, with an approach to obtaining and interpreting clinical information from patients. On completion of year 4 the student will be expected to be able to take relevant and focused histories from patients, examine patients, and seek relevant clinical investigations. The student will be expected to interpret and integrate this information with their knowledge of pathological processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the pathological basis of common and/or important human diseases;
  • Take a focused history from and conduct a focused examination on patients with a range of health problems;
  • Determine and interpret an appropriate range of clinical investigations relevant to each patient's problems;
  • Further understand the personal, professional and ethical roles of medical practitioners;
  • Formulate a list of health care problems that patients may have.

Subject Assessment

  • See MD4013 for assessment detail - (%) - .

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: (MD3010 OR MD3011) AND (MD3020 OR MD3012)


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 3, Mixed attendance
Census Date 03-Feb-2022
Face to face teaching (Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Paula Heggarty, Ms Poornima Roche, Assoc. Professor Anna Vnuk
Lecturers: Dr Alana Young, Dr Susan Gorton, Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Professor Sarah Larkins, Ms Karen Knight, Dr Naomi Kochi, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Miss Louise Burns, Ms Karryn Lytton, Dr Aaron Hollins, Mr Stephen Anderson, Dr Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Ines Boyne, Dr Cathrin Gower, Ms Darlene Wallace, Dr Sarah Fairhall, Mr Don Gamage, Dr Nichola Davis, Dr Caitlin Rushby, Dr Brennan O'Dempsey, Mrs Deanne Johnstone, Dr Lara Wieland, Dr Roy Rasalam, Dr Priscilla Aw-Yong, Dr Ruth Stewart, Dr Max Stewart, Mrs Cheri Mifsud, Dr Rahul Dua, Assoc. Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Dr Corrine Wallace, Mrs Helen Britton, Dr Benjamin Ireland, Dr Sally Baines, Dr Peter Hickey, Dr Jane Harte, Dr Lauren Finlay, Dr John Simpson, Dr Leslie Kuma, Dr Sunaina Miranda, Dr Lachlan McIntosh, Dr Roslyn Shaw, Dr Emma McGonigal, Professor Ian Wright, Dr Anna Kokavec, Mr Nicholas Snels, Assoc. Professor Anna Vnuk.
Workload expectations:
  • 55 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Introductory sessions for each body system including four intensive lecture weeks
  • 180 hours tutorials - Guided clinical pathological case discussions, Clinical investigations and Pathology intensives and clinical reasoning
  • 50 hours practicals - Clinical skills related to the body systems
  • 700 hours placement

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.