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MD5120 - Integrated Clinical Practice (Honours) Part 2 of 3

Credit points: 9
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: MD5110 ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH MD5110


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 1, Placement/work experience
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Susan Gorton, Dr Teresa O'Connor, Assoc. Professor Andrew White, Professor John McBride, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Dr Rebecca Evans, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Caroline de Costa, Professor Clare Heal, Professor Yik-Hong Ho, Dr Jennifer Smith, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Dr Aaron Hollins, <Person not found>, Dr Veronica Stanganelli, Dr Michael Wohlfahrt, Dr Sally Meade, Dr Cathrin Gower, Mr Don Gamage, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Gurmeet Singh, Assoc. Professor Alan de Costa, Dr Susan Smith, Dr Parul Nigam, Assoc. Professor 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, <Person not found>, Dr Lynne Reid, Dr Vega Frittelli, Dr Clara Menezes, Dr Sunaina Miranda, Dr Sarah Chalmers, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 100 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation including WOY presentations
  • 15 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation studied
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Introductory sessions related to research i.e research methodology, data analysis, literature search and appraisal, and planning
  • 1200 hours placement
Assessment: 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. The Honours program includes a Clinical Project Proposal, Entry Seminar, & Lit review.

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