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MD4013 - Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: MD4011 AND MD4012 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR MD4011 AND MD4012


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, Limited
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions)
Coordinator: Dr Paula Heggarty, Ms Poornima Roche, Dr Aileen Traves
Lecturers: Dr Alana Young, Dr Susan Gorton, Dr Teresa O'Connor, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Ms Karen Knight, Dr Naomi Kochi, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Miss Louise Burns, Dr Aaron Hollins, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy, Dr Ines Boyne, Dr Sally Meade, Dr Cathrin Gower, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Sarah Fairhall, Mr Don Gamage, Dr Nichola Davis, Dr Caitlin Rushby, Dr Lara Wieland, Dr Roy Rasalam, <Person not found>, Professor Sabe Sabesan, Dr Max Stewart, <Person not found>, Mrs Cheri Mifsud, Dr Vasant Shenoy, Dr Katharine Terry, Dr Rahul Dua, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Mrs Helen Britton, Dr Benjamin Ireland, <Person not found>, Dr Sally Baines, Dr Peter Hickey, Dr Jane Harte, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Lynne Reid, <Person not found>, Dr Lauren Finlay, Dr John Simpson, Mr Amit Nigam, Dr Leslie Kuma, Dr Soon Teoh, <Person not found>, Dr Jane Dutson, <Person not found>, Dr Sunaina Miranda, Dr Allison Hempenstall, Dr Ayesha Sheikh, Dr Sarah Chalmers.
Workload expectations:
  • 55 hours lectures - 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
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (24%); clinical investigations assessment; integrated across subject chain (10%); rotation and whole of year assessment including essays and assignments; integrated across subject chain (21%).
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.