Clinical Skills 1

Subject PAED90008 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

In Department of Paediatrics or Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville

FRACP lectures (on website-, and bedside teaching by Univerity of Melbourne academic staff.

Semester of offer: semester 1 (year 1)

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 10 hours per week: 6 hours lectures/ tutorials, 4 hours self-directed learning
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

80% attendance

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:


Kate Bride

Subject Overview:

The focus of clinical skills 1 is for students to be familiar with a broad knowledge of clinical paediatrics and basic and clinical sciences. The areas of communication, decision making, preventive medicine, ethical skills and the use of information systems (such as evidence clinical practice) will be highlighted through departmental lectures and tutorials.


Upon completion clinical skills 1, students should be familiar with the following

a) Knowledge:

Clinical knowledge-

  • Knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences

Ethical practice-

In all clinical practice with children, the principles of-

  • Providing best possible care: knowing limitations, keeping up to date.
  • Not doing harm: treatment, confidentiality and communication, respecting personal and cultural differences, research and trials, consent.

Health systems information and information technology-

  • Have knowledge about how to use information technology to access key information, clinical practice guidelines and evidence based medicine.

Semester 2: End year written exam 70% (3 hours), end year oral exam 30% (30 minutes). Pass/fail hurdle 80% attendance

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students will be able to demonstrate the application of clinical knowledge to the care of paediatric patients with a broad range of common and important medical and surgical conditions.

Ethical skills-

  • Students will be able to demonstrate the application of ethical knowledge in their communication and attitudes towards children and their families.

Health systems information and information technology knowledge and skills-

  • Students will be able to use information technology to access key information, clinical practice guidelines and evidence based medicine.
Related Course(s): Master of Medicine (Paediatrics)

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