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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Ten lectures of one hour; Fifteen 90-minute tutorials, and 3 clinical placements/visits. Estimated non-contact time commitment: 9 hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr P. Barson
|Subject Overview:|| |
There are three aspects to this subject: an introduction to 1) the theory and 2) the practice of medicine with a focus on the doctor and patient and the therapeutic relationship and 3) professional skills with an emphasis on fundamental academic skills. It also provides a brief overview of the broader context of where patients and doctors come from and how origins may impact on professional and patient behaviour and expectations and on the doctor-patient relationship. Issues of culturally appropriate care and key ethical principles in doctor-patient relationships and doctor roles will be covered. Lectures are complemented by a series of tutorials that integrate with the PBS and Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) tutorials. ICM introduces communication and consulting skills and their effect in enhancing the doctor-patient relationship. Information gathering skills are practised in the form of contextual social history taking. Field visits will complement these tutorials.
|Assessment:||Assessment: First Aid test at St John's Ambulance Certificate Level 2 standard (hurdle requirement); ICM performance-based assessment in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which includes direct observation of a clinical interview (20%); tutor assessment (10%); mid-semester written assignment of 1000 words (25%); 2-hour end-of-semester written examination (45%).Hurdle requirement: 75% attendance at lectures, tutorials and practical classes and 100% attendance at clinical placements and field visits.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
The following generic professional skills apply to all the Semester 1-5 Health Practice subjects. It is expected that these generic professional skills will increase in complexity and sophistication over the five semesters; in Semester 1 a basic level of skills acquisition is expected, developing to more advanced skills development by Semester 5. However, each semester will focus on a particular set of Clinical Skills Applications and Professional Skills and these are highlighted in the learning objectives.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Attitudes towards knowledge
Capacity for information seeking, evaluation and retrieval
Planning and time management
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