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MD6030 - Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD6010 MD6020 MD6030
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

Available only to MBBS students

This subject continues the study of integrated medical and social sciences for the whole human body. This is the third 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 will be spent in five eight-week rotations 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.
Prerequisites: MD6010 and MD6020 ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH MD6010 and MD6020


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 28-Jul-2014 to 30-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Professor John McBride
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Professor John McBride, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Professor Richard Murray, Ms Katrina Cordes, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation studied
  • 20 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation studied
  • 300 hours clinical placement
  • 48 hours professional experience
Assessment: comprises rotation specific assessment including invigilated and non-invigilated items (50%); professional devlopment record-includes invigilated and non-invigilated items (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance at community and clinical placements is a pre-requisite. Must achieve a pass score in all assessments in order to progress

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.