Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Schools

Biomedical Sciences School, Chemistry & Molec Biosciences, School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences School, Chemistry & Molec Biosciences, School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences School, Chemistry & Molec Biosciences, School of Medicine

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

N1T3P1

Incompatible

MEDI2006

Prerequisite

Successful completion of all Year 1 MBBS courses

Companion

MEDI2011 Clinical Science 1, MEDI2033 Ethics & Professional Practice 3, MEDI2043 Global & Community Medicine 3

Restricted

Restricted to MBBS students ONLY

Assessment methods

Competency Based Skills Assessment (multiple) Portfolio - pass/fail

Course coordinator

Dr Margo Lane (m.lane5@uq.edu.au)

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

Clinical Practice 1 builds on the skills learned in Clinical Skills 1 and 2. Evolution of the skills from the previous courses is facilitated by exposure of the students to real patients both under supervision and in their own time. The course structure includes Clinical Coaching,Clinical Communication, Masterclasses and Procedural Skills. Clinical Coaching evolves from the peer group practice of Clinical Skills 1 and 2, to being taught in small groups, using real patients as the basis for their learning. In this way students' skills are developed to enable them to take a focused history, perform a focused examination and then to use clinical reasoning to establish both provisional and differential diagnoses. Students are required to create a written portfolio of long and short cases about patients that they have seen. Clinical Communication in Clinical Practice 1 again builds on the communication skills taught in Clinical Skills 1 and 2. Small group tutorials and role plays are used, to explore more difficult and challenging patient encounters. Masterclasses consist of a selection of medical and surgical workshops designed to enhance clinical skills across a range of specialities. This usually involves input from specialists in the various fields. Procedural Skills Workshops (advanced) provide the opportunity for students to learn and then practise a range of more advanced procedures.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile