Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Medicine

School

Medicine Faculty

Units

3

Duration

Class contact

40 Contact hours

Prerequisite

MEDI7212, MEDI7222, MEDI7232 and MEDI7242

Restricted

Restricted to students in MD ONLY

Assessment methods

Marked Admission, MCQ examination, Clinical Participation Assessment.

Course coordinator

Professor David McIntyre

Work Integrated Learning

Industry Placements

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 (Standard) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 (MR1) Herston Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The Medical Specialties course is part of the Advanced Hospital Practice Semester. It includes a six week clinical placement that will offer students the opportunity to work and learn as part of a hospital-based specialist medical team within a UQ clinical unit. Students are expected to act in a ┬┐pre-intern┬┐ role, and engage with the common and important clinical problems encountered within the Medical Specialist area, as well as more common medical issues arising within the hospital practice context. They will learn how to utilise their knowledge, and appropriate resources in the diagnosis, management, health maintenance and prevention of these problems. Students will become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of various service delivery models and specialty services. The use of evidence based medicine in accomplishing these goals is essential. The primary aim of this course is to build on the knowledge and experiences gained during the Medicine course in Year 3, and to prepare students for future intern practice in a hospital setting. Students should use the clinical placement block as an opportunity to enhance their skills in history taking, clinical examination and in the synthesis of their findings, and also to develop skills in common procedures and in resolving common ward-based clinical problems.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 (MR1) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 (MR2) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 (MR3) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 (MR4) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 (MR5) Herston Internal Course Profile