MX3001 - Physician Assistant Studies 5
|Student Contribution Band:
||MX3001 MX3002 MX3003
||School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)
Available to Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant) students only.
This subject is available to level 3 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science
(Physician Assistant). The subject will cover PA professional role, evidence based
medicine, public health topics and board exam review and practice. The emphasis will
be on clinical decision making, research skills, public health and health promotion,
the health of special populations including Indigenous Australians and preparation
for professional practice. The topics will be presented in an integrated fashion across
the semester of study. Students will undertake clinical placements in GP settings
that may include general outpatient adult medicine, paediatrics, orthopaedics and
sports medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, care of diabetic patients and nephrology.
In addition, clinical placements in inpatient settings will be undertaken that may
include general internal medicine, internal medicine specialties and emergency medicine.
Students may also undertake an elective placement.
- demonstrate advancing level skills in clinical decision making including formulation
of differential diagnoses and treatment plans;
- demonstrated sound understanding of the physician assistant role, including working
in a physician assistant doctor partnership in a delegated role, and the ability to
promote the new medical profession within the existing health framework of Australia;
- by the end of the course, demonstrated sound graduate physician assistant level skills
in clinical decision making and procedures;
- demonstrated level of preparedness for practice by passing the equivalent of the US
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants certification exam.
||MX2001 AND MX2002
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.
Study Period 3
|Census Date 06-Feb-2014
|Non-standard start/end 06-Jan-2014 to 02-Mar-2014
||Mr Al Forde, Mr Ando Kerlen
- 1 hours - variable contact hours including online tutorials, discussion boards or similar activities
delivered via Learn JCU.
- 40 weeks clinical placement
||integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
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