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MX2002 - Integrated Physician Assistant Studies Part 2 of 2

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 12
Year: 2020
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 available to Level 2 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Heath Science (Physician Assistant) Studies. It will cover paediatric medicine, emergency medicine, adult medicine and preparation for clinical placement. It will also cover, procedural skills used in physician assistant practice and performance and interpretation of basic clinical investigations. The topics will be presented in an integrated fashion across the semester of study. Students will undertake clinical placement in an inpatient setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate sound knowledge of emergency medicine principles and approach to trauma patient;
  • demonstrate sound knowledge of paediatric medicine including normal development, immunisation, and basic pathophysiology in paediatric medicine;
  • demonstrate sound knowledge of reproductive, haematologic and endocrine systems and basic pathophysiology associated with these systems;
  • practically apply knowledge and basic procedural skills for breast, pelvic, male genitourinary examinations. Demonstrate ability to perform, pap smear, wet mount, dipstick urinalysis, urine pregnancy testing, urinary catheterisation;
  • demonstrate basic interpretation of emergency department laboratory and radiologic investigations, including ECG interpretation and basic interpretation of plain film X-Rays.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (60%)
  • objective structured clinical examination (10%)
  • assignments (30%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Attendance at residential schools and clinical placements is mandatory. Satisfactory completion of the clinical aspects, including set competencies, is required.

Prerequisites: MX1010 & MX1020

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.