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MD5130 - Integrated Clinical Practice (Honours) Part 3 of 3

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD5110 MD5120 MD5130
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

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 MD5010, MD5020. 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 five eight-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 clinical issue, based on patients encountered during the clinical rotations within the academic year. 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 sciences and a capacity to analyse the literature and apply it in a clinical context.
Prerequisites: MD5110 and MD5120 ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH MD5110 and MD5120


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 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Non-standard start/end 27-Jul-2014 to 30-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Muriel Soden
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Professor John McBride, <Person not found>, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation studied
  • 25 hours tutorials - Tutorials for each clinical rotation studied and related to research methodology
  • 300 hours clinical placement
  • 48 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (25%); rotation assessment (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance at community and clinical placements is a pre-requisite. Satisfactory completion of the CPD is a pre-requisite. Must achieve a pass score in all assessments in order to progress. The Honours component of this course contains a requirement for both an Entry Seminar and Literature review. These honours components contribute to the class of Honours awarded at the end of MD6130, each component contributes 10% towards this Honours class calculations.

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.