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MD5030 - Integrated Clinical Practice Part 3 of 3

Credit points: 9
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD5010 MD5020 MD5030
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. This is the third 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 six six-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.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (47%)
  • End of year multi-station OSCE examination - (23%)
  • Rotation Assessment tasks - (30%)
  • Integrated assessment across subject chain - (%).

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: MD5010 and MD5020 ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH MD5010 and MD5020


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/fieldwork, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Assoc. Professor Muriel Soden
Lecturers: Dr Susan Gorton, Dr Andrew White, Professor John McBride, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Professor Ajay Rane, Dr Marnie Fraser, Dr Rebecca Evans, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Professor Caroline de Costa, Professor Sarah Larkins, Professor Clare Heal, Professor Yik-Hong Ho, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Jennifer Smith, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Dr Aaron Hollins, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Veronica Stanganelli, Dr Michael Wohlfahrt, Dr Sally Meade, Cathrin Gower, Mr Don Gamage, Dr Laurence Marshman, Assoc. Professor Gurmeet Singh, Dr Thomas Volkman, Assoc. Professor Alan de Costa, Dr Susan Smith, Miss Caitlin Rushby, Dr Parul Nigam, Dr Jay Iyer, Dr Roy Rasalam, Miss Alexandra Webster, Dr Aileen Traves, Professor Sabe Sabesan, <Person not found>, Dr Frans Pretorius, Assoc. Professor Satish Karunakaran, <Person not found>, Mrs Helen Britton, Dr Suparna Chakrabarty, Assoc. Professor David Bossingham, Professor Damon Eisen, Dr Pankaj Saxena, Dr Belinda Weich, Professor Brett McDermott, Dr Hilary Gorges, Dr Sivagnanam Agilan, <Person not found>, Dr Clara Menezes, Dr Sunaina Miranda, Assoc. Professor Lawrie McArthur, Dr Sarah Chalmers, Dr Emma McGonigal, Professor Ian Wright, Dr Anna Kokavec, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 100 hours lectures - Introductory sessions including Lecture Week presentations
  • 15 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation
  • 1200 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.