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MD2010 - Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD2010 MD2020
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Available only to MBBS students

This subject continues 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 themes within the respiratory, cardio-vascular, haematology and renal systems and human genetics.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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;
  • knowledge of the pathophysiology of the Respiratory, cardio-vascular, haematology and renal systems;
  • detailed understanding of the structure and function of rural communities and organisations, and their impact on health care.

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 and MD1020


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 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Richard Murray, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Ms Karen Knight, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, <Person not found>, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Susan Smith, Assoc. Professor Haleagrahara Nagaraja.
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
  • 3 hours fieldwork
  • 6 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); 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

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.