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MD5010 - Integrated Clinical Practice Part 1 of 3

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD5010 MD5020 MD5030
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. This is the first part of a full year subject which builds on years one to four of the MBBS and achieves a high level of integration between the basic medical sciences and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical health care. It will be spent in five eight-week rotations in various clinical health care settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to determine and interpret an appropriate range of clinical investigations relevant to each patient problem;
  • ability to generate a list of health care problems that patients may have;
  • ability to generate a management plan in response to each patient problem;
  • ability to take a focused history from and conduct a focused examination on patients with a range of health problems;
  • to further understand the personal and professional roles of medical practitioners.

Graduate Qualities

  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: MD4010 and MD4020


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 3, Placement/work experience
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Non-standard start/end 03-Jan-2012 to 04-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Yik-Hong Ho, Professor Richard Murray
Lecturers: Dr Teresa O'Connor, Professor John McBride, Professor Ajay Rane, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Professor Caroline de Costa, Dr Steven Rudolphy, Professor Clare Heal, Ms Karen Knight, Assoc. Professor Peta-Ann Teague, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Alan de Costa, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Louise Young, Professor Sabe Sabesan, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - Introductory sessions for each clinical rotation studied
  • 10 hours tutorials - Clinical tutorials for each clinical rotation studied
  • 150 hours clinical placement
  • 24 hours professional experience
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
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.