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MD3020 - Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD3010 MD3020
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 infectious diseases, emergency medicine, skin biology and introductory dermatology, and international health.

Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases of general importance and those of importance to Indigenous, rural, remote and tropical populations;
  • knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of diagnosis and management of urgent medical problems;
  • recognise the importance of empathy and concern for patients and their families affected by infectious disease; the value of public health measures in preventing disease;
  • basic principles of the skin as an organ and its ability to manifest signs of disease; major abnormalities of the skin and their management (eg congenital and acquired) with special reference to disease affecting Indigenous, rural, remote and tropical populations (eg scabies, impetigo, cancers, leprosy);
  • the main trends in international health and the main factors which have impact upon them.

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: MD3010


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: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Graham Burgess.
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

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.