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MX2002 - Integrated Physician Assistant Studies Part 2 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 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.
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 2, Limited
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
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, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Dr Aaron Drovandi, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Paula Heggarty, <Person not found>, Mr Don Gamage, <Person not found>, Dr Roy Rasalam, Mrs Judith Beneke, Dr Katharine Terry.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 340 hours lectures - Self directed learning
  • 16 hours tutorials - Residential Block
  • 40 hours practicals - Residential Block
  • 80 hours placement
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.

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.