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MD6010 - Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2023
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

  • See MD6030 for assessment detail - (%) - 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.

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, Study Period 3, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Coordinator: Dr Sarah Chalmers
Lecturers: Dr Susan Gorton, Dr Kimberley Owens, Assoc. Professor Andrew White, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Professor Ajay Rane, Dr Rebecca Evans, Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Dr Pieter Nel, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Sarah Larkins, Professor Andrew Mallett, Ms Karen Knight, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Clare Beaton, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Assoc. Professor Aaron Hollins, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Professor Richard Murray, Assoc. Professor Julie Mudd, Dr Sally Meade, Dr Emma Anderson, Professor Usman Malabu, Dr Alex Trollope, <Person not found>, Ms Priscilla Page, Mr Donald Whaleboat, Dr Monika Zimanyi, Dr Aileen Traves, Professor Sabe Sabesan, Dr Ruth Stewart, Dr Elissa Hatherly, Mrs Cheri Mifsud, Dr Rahul Dua, Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Dr John Wood, Professor Damon Eisen, Dr Pankaj Saxena, Dr Belinda Weich, Mr Amit Nigam, Dr Leanne Hall, Ms Laura Taylor, Dr Sarah Chalmers, Professor Ian Wright, Dr Anna Kokavec, Assoc. Professor Anna Vnuk, Dr Guy Hingston, Dr Lynn Woodward.
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.