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MD5110 - Integrated Clinical Practice (Honours) Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD5110 MD5120 MD5130
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available only to MBBS Hons students

This subject is part of a two-year Honours course that includes the normal requirements of the parallel pass degree subjects. It will therefore achieve in students a high level of integration between the basic medical sciences and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical health care during six six-week rotations in various clinical health care settings. Students enrolled in this subject will undertake an additional research task that comprises a detailed exploration of a selected research topic. Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how basic medical and social sciences impact on clinical medical care and to identify potential research questions.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to determine and interpret an appropriate range of clinical investigations relevant 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;
  • ability to generate a list of health care problems that patients may have and to generate a management plan in response to each patient problem;
  • demonstrate a high level mastery of integration of basic and clinical medical research, a capacity to analyse the literature and apply it in a clinical context.

Subject Assessment

  • See MD5130 for assessment detail - Integrated across subject chain - (%) - Individual.

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. The Honours requirement includes Clinical Project Proposal, Entry Seminar, & Lit review.

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, Study Period 3, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 04-Feb-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Sunaina Miranda
Lecturers: Ms Dianne Salvador, Dr Susan Gorton, Assoc. Professor Andrew White, Professor John McBride, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Professor Ajay Rane, <Person not found>, 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, Mr Mark O'Callaghan, Dr Jennifer Smith, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Dr Aaron Hollins, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Veronica Stanganelli, <Person not found>, Dr Sally Meade, Dr Cathrin Gower, Mr Don Gamage, <Person not found>, Ms Cec O'Brien, Dr Tom Volkman, Assoc. Professor Alan de Costa, Dr Susan Smith, Dr Caitlin Rushby, Dr Parul Nigam, Mrs Kate Bialy, Assoc. Professor Jay Iyer, Dr Roy Rasalam, <Person not found>, Dr Aileen Traves, Professor Sabe Sabesan, Mrs Judith Beneke, Dr Frans Pretorius, Assoc. Professor Satish Karunakaran, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor John Schneider, Dr Suparna Chakrabarty, Dr Mohan Swaminathan, Assoc. Professor David Bossingham, Professor Damon Eisen, Dr Pankaj Saxena, Dr Belinda Weich, Professor Brett McDermott, <Person not found>, Dr Sivagnanam Agilan, Dr Vega Frittelli, Dr Claire Poolman, Dr Sunaina Miranda, Assoc. Professor Lawrie McArthur, Dr Sarah Chalmers, Dr Emma McGonigal, Professor Ian Wright, Dr Anna Kokavec, Ms Kaya Laird, Assoc. Professor Anna Vnuk, Dr Chandika Wasalthilaka, Dr Natalie Drever, <Person not found>, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 100 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation including WOY presentation
  • 15 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation
  • 20 hours workshops - Introductory sessions related to research i.e research methodology, data analysis, literature search and appraisal, and planning
  • 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.