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MD5010 - Integrated Clinical Practice Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD5010 MD5020 MD5030
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. This is the first part of a full year subject which builds on years one to four of the MBBS and achieves a high level of integration between the basic medical sciences and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical health care. It will be spent in five eight-week rotations in various clinical health care settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to determine and interpret an appropriate range of clinical investigations relevant to each patient problem;
  • ability to generate a list of health care problems that patients may have;
  • ability to generate a management plan in response to each patient problem;
  • ability to take a focused history from and conduct a focused examination on patients with a range of health problems;
  • to further understand the personal and professional roles of medical practitioners.
Prerequisites: MD4011 AND MD4012 AND MD4013


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, Placement/work experience, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Non-standard start/end 06-Jan-2014 to 02-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Muriel Soden
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Professor John McBride, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Professor Richard Murray, <Person not found>, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation studied
  • 10 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation studied
  • 150 hours clinical placement
  • 24 hours professional experience
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
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.