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MD2020 - Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 9
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 the mes within the neuroscience, endocrine and sexual health systems, with a parallel focus on human life cycle development. There is also an opportunity to undertake an elective topic within the broad field of medicine and health.

Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge and understanding of human behaviour, moods and emotions and their impact on health;
  • knowledge of the pathophysiology of neuroscience and the endocrine systems;
  • knowledge and understanding of sexual health issues, both individual and population perspectives;
  • skills to conduct simple, generic consultations with patients in all organ systems studied in Year 2;
  • progress in understanding the personal and professional challenges of life as a medical practitioner.

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: MD2010


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
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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
  • 4 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

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.