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MD1020 - Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD1010 MD1020
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Available only to MBBS students

This subject commences the study of integrated medical and social sciences for the whole human body. Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of molecular, cellular, organ, individual person, health system and societal influences on human health, integrated around the mes within the musculo-skeletal and gastro-intestinal systems and human genetics.

Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge of the pathophysiology of the musculo-skeletal and gastro-intestinal systems;
  • basic mechanisms of human genetics qnd inheritance of diseaseas it applies to both individuals and poluations, and the principles of genetic investigation;
  • knowledge and understanding of human behaviour, moods and emotions and their impact on health;
  • ability to develop comfortable relationships with patients, their families and their health professional advisors;
  • progress in the development of self-directed learning skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.
Prerequisites: MD1010


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, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Kate Domett
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 52 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each subject each week
  • 156 hours practicals - Guided Learning Sessions use variable learning methods and formats: 4x 3 hours sessions each week
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars - Synthesising Sessions integrate concepts and content
  • 12 hours - Integrating Sessions present more complex issues in interactive panel formats
  • 2 weeks fieldwork
  • 6 hours clinical placement
  • 3 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (72%); other exams (8%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory attendance at community and clinical placements is a pre-requisite. Must achieve a pass score in all assessments in order to progress

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