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MD6120 - Advanced Clinical Medicine (Honours) Part 2 of 3

Credit points: 9
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD6110 MD6120 MD6130
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

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 four ten-week rotations in various clinical health care settings. Students enrolled in the honours course will complete the research task 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 a high level mastery of integration of basic and clinical medical research, a capacity to analyse the literature and apply it in a clinical context.

Subject Assessment

  • See MD6130 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. The Honours requirement includes an Exit Seminar and Thesis.

Prerequisites: MD6110 ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH MD6110
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, Study Period 1, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Sarah Chalmers
Lecturers: Dr Susan Gorton, Dr Teresa O'Connor, 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, Dr Clare Jukka, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Dr Aaron Hollins, Dr Robyn Preston, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Professor Richard Murray, Assoc. Professor Julie Mudd, <Person not found>, Dr Sally Meade, Dr Cathrin Gower, Dr Emma Anderson, Professor Usman Malabu, Dr Alex Trollope, Assoc. Professor Gurmeet Singh, Ms Priscilla Page, Dr Roy Rasalam, Professor Sabe Sabesan, Mrs Cheri Mifsud, Dr Rahul Dua, Assoc. Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, <Person not found>, Dr John Wood, Assoc. Professor David Bossingham, Professor Damon Eisen, Dr Pankaj Saxena, Dr Belinda Weich, Professor Brett McDermott, Mrs Katie Dodds, Mr Amit Nigam, Dr Leanne Hall, Ms Laura Taylor, Dr Sarah Chalmers, Professor Ian Wright, Dr Anna Kokavec, Assoc. Professor Anna Vnuk, Dr Lynn Woodward.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation including WOY presentations
  • 20 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation
  • 20 hours workshops - Scheduled sessions related to research activities
  • 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.