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MD6130 - Advanced Clinical Medicine (Honours) Part 3 of 3

Credit points: 9
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: MD6110 and MD6120 ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH MD6110 and MD6120
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 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Non-standard start/end 28-Jul-2014 to 30-Nov-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:
  • 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 includes both invigilated and non-invigilated items (50%); professional development 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. The Honours component of this course contains a requirement for both an Exit Seminar and Thesis. These honours components (along with the Entry Seminar & Literature review completed in Year 5) contribute to the class of Honours awarded at the end of MD6130. The Exit seminar contributes 10% and the Thesis 70% towards this Honours class calculations.

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.