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MD6110 - Advanced Clinical Medicine (Honours) Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD6110 MD6120 MD6130
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 MD6010, MD6020 and MD6030. It will therefore build on the content of MD5010, MD5020 and MD5030 to achieve a high level of integration between the basic medical sciences and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical health care, through five eight-week rotations in various clinical health care settings. Students enrolled in the honours course will undertake a research-based task in their elective rotation (one of the five) that builds upon the preparatory work for their project in MD5110, MD5120 and MD5130.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to take a focused history from and conduct a focused examination on patients with a range of health problems;
  • 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;
  • demonstrate 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 and MD5130
MD7101 MD7102 MD7103 MD7104 MD7105 MD7106


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 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Non-standard start/end 06-Jan-2014 to 02-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Professor John McBride, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Professor John McBride, Assoc. Professor Sophie Couzos, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Professor Sarah Larkins, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Professor Richard Murray, Professor Usman Malabu, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation studied
  • 10 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation studied
  • 150 hours clinical placement
  • 24 hours professional experience
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
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.