MX3018 - Applied Physician Assistant Studies P/T Year 2 part 4 of 4
|Student Contribution Band:
||MX3015 MX3016 MX3017 MX3018
||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 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.
- Patient care - Apply 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 - Apply 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- Apply the principles of population and community health, preventative
medicine, and patient advocacy to achieve improved health care outcomes for patients,
particularly in rural, remote, indigenous and under-served populations;
- Health care system - Apply clinical practice within the health care systems in the
community, rural communities and institutions, and in the public and private sectors;
- Professionalism - Practice medicine within a scope of 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 - Apply excellent numeracy and verbal and written communication skills
appropriate to professional practice;
- Evidence Based Practice - 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.
- Written > Examination - In class - (40%) - Individual
- Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (20%) - Individual
- Case write-ups, Case Presentation, Mini-CEX, Clinical Experience Report, Online Quiz,
supervisor evaluation; Integrated across subject chain - (40%) - Individual.
||MX2001 AND MX2002
|MX3001 MX3002 MX3003
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 2
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021
- 15 hours practicals - Residential Block
- 52 hours - Self directed learning
- 182 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