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MX2001 - Integrated Physician Assistant Studies Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MX2001 MX2002
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant) students only.

This subject is available to level 2 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science(Physician Assistant). The subject will cover human science, clinical skills, behavioural medicine, paediatric and adult medicine studies. The topics will be presented in an integrated fashion across the study period. Students will undertake clinical placements in primary care settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the physician assistant role, including working in a physician assistant doctor partnership in a delegated role, and the personal and professional dimensions of this role within the Australian health system;
  • demonstrate sound knowledge of human science particularly as relevant to human health in the areas of advanced pharmacology, microbiology and the pathophysiological basis of disease;
  • practically apply knowledge and basic clinical skills in the area of behavioural medicine to demonstrate beginning level skills in clinical decision making in psychology and psychiatry;
  • demonstrate sound knowledge of the ophthalmology, ENT, dermatology and immunology and basic pathophysiology associated with these systems including allergies and toxicology.
Prerequisites: MX1010 & MX1020


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, Limited
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Non-standard start/end 30-Jan-2017 to 16-Jun-2017
Face to face teaching (This subject has multiple block teaching dates across the study period that require on campus attendance. The dates of these blocks are still to be finalised.)
Coordinator: Mr Ando Kerlen
Lecturers: Dr Susan Gorton, Dr Teresa O'Connor, Mr David Herron, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Mrs Gillian Knott, Professor Beverley Glass, Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Mrs Sue Carson, Dr Aaron Drovandi, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Mr Don Gamage, Mrs Deanne Johnstone, Mrs Judith Beneke, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 12 hours tutorials - Residential Block
  • 24 hours practicals - Residential Block
  • 360 hours - Self directed learning
  • 80 hours placement
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance at residential schools and clinical placements is mandatory. Satisfactory completion of the clinical aspects, including set competencies, is required.

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.