MX3002 - Applied Physician Assistant Studies F/T part 2 of 3
|Student Contribution Band:
||MX3001 MX3002 MX3003
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
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. The emphasis will be on clinical
decision making, public health and health promotion and the health of special populations
including Indigenous Australians. 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 may take place in the inpatient setting in general
internal medicine, internal medicine specialties and emergency medicine. Students
may also undertake an elective placement.
- Patient care: Demonstrate the clinical knowledge and skills of history taking, physical
examinations, investigations, differential diagnosis, and management to provide patient
care according to the biopsychosocial model in a supervised, delegated team model
with a medical practitioner;
- Culture and society: Demonstrate culturally and contextually appropriate health care
and communication with diverse patient populations with a focus on rural, remote,
tropical and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations;
- Community health: Demonstrate the principles of population and community health, and
preventative medicine to achieve improved health care outcomes for patients, particularly
in under-served populations;
- Health care system: Operate within the health care systems in the community, rural
communities and institutions in the public and private sectors;
- Professionalism: Demonstrate a scope of clinical practice consistent with their level
of experience and legal dimensions, applying professional standards, demonstrating
ethical conduct, integrity, and appropriate self-care and self-evaluation, within
a supervised, delegated, multidisciplinary team model;
- Teamwork: Demonstrate effective teamwork, including in multidisciplinary environments,
to exemplify a collaborative approach to patient care, self-directing learning and
- Communication: Demonstrate literacy, numeracy and verbal and written communication
skills appropriate to professional practice;
- Evidence Based Medicine: Demonstrate evidence based practice through the application
of scientific evidence in clinical practice by means of the retrieval, critical review,
interpretation and appropriate application of scientific literature.
- integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
||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 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Susan Gorton, Mrs Gill Dewar, Mr Don Gamage.
- 180 hours - Self directed learning
- 640 hours placement
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