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MD6010 - Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD6010 MD6020 MD6030
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 first part of a full year subject which builds on years one to five of the MBBS and continues to integrate the basic medical sciences and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical health care and, in particular, internship. It is a 40 week year in various clinical health care settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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;
  • to determine and interpret an appropriate range of clinical investigations relevant to each patient problem and generate a management plan in response to each patient problem;
  • to generate a list of health care problems that patients may have;
  • to undertake an internship in any Australian hospital.

Subject 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.

Prerequisites: MD5010 and MD5020 and MD5030


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 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Coordinator: Professor John McBride
Lecturers: Dr Susan Gorton, Dr Teresa O'Connor, Dr Kimberley Owens, Dr Andrew White, Professor John McBride, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Professor Ajay Rane, Dr Rebecca Evans, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Dr Pieter Nel, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Sarah Larkins, Ms Karen Knight, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Clare Jukka, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Dr Aaron Hollins, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Professor Richard Murray, Dr Julie Mudd, Carl O'Kane, Dr Michael Wohlfahrt, Dr Sally Meade, Cathrin Gower, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Herwig Drobetz, Miss Emma Anderson, Professor Usman Malabu, Dr Alex Trollope, Assoc. Professor Gurmeet Singh, Dr Roy Rasalam, Professor Sabe Sabesan, <Person not found>, Mrs Cheri Mifsud, Dr Rahul Dua, Assoc. Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Mrs Helen Britton, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor David Bossingham, Professor Damon Eisen, Dr Pankaj Saxena, Dr Belinda Weich, Professor Brett McDermott, Mr Amit Nigam, <Person not found>, Ms Laura Taylor, Dr Allison Hempenstall, Dr Sarah Chalmers, Professor Ian Wright, Dr Anna Kokavec, Dr Lynn Woodward, Assoc. Professor Muriel Soden.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation studied including WOY presentations
  • 20 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials
  • 1250 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.