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MD4011 - Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD4011 MD4012 MD4013
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. 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.
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, Limited, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Non-standard start/end 06-Jan-2014 to 23-Feb-2014
Face to face teaching 03-Feb-2014 to 23-Feb-2014 (Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Paula Heggarty, Dr Nichola Davis
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Clare Jukka, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Dr Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy, Professor Richard Murray, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Ruth Stewart, Assoc. Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Dr Corrine Wallace, <Person not found>, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 46 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each system studied
  • 72 hours tutorials - Tutorial sessions in the clinical setting
  • 36 hours practicals - Guided Learning Sessions use variable learning methods and formats: 2 x 3 hours sessions each system studied
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Synthesising Sessions integrate concepts and content
  • 160 hours clinical placement
  • 6 hours professional experience
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance is required at community and clinical placements.. Satisfactory completion and professional documentation is required of all Clinical Attachments and Assessments throughout the year. Satisfactory academic and professional standards, as determined by the academic coordinator, 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.