IMED5411 Integrated Medical Practice 3 Part 1

18 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) course is based around six themes of Professional, Leader, Advocate, Clinician, Educator and Scholar. This unit provides teaching in all of these themes within the clinical attachments and related teaching in Year 4 of the MD course. This includes five-week duration clinical placements in emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine, rural general practice, anaesthesia, oncology, palliative care and an elective placement where students have choices of clinical placement to suit their interests. Students undertake clinical care of patients under the supervision of experienced clinicians in a real clinical environment including ward rounds, operating theatre experience, outpatient clinics, emergency department attachments, community practices and other clinical encounters. Students engage in small group learning sessions to discuss evidence-based practice in related clinical disciplines in hospital and community health contexts. Students are expected to apply the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes gained in context within these clinical rotations.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviours, apply principles of self care and life balance, apply ethical frameworks in clinical practice, practice within medicolegal and medical governance frameworks; (2) use effective leadership and team skills, participate in collaborative and patient centred health care, evaluate the principles of health management, economics and politics in healthcare systems; (3) apply advocacy skills to ensure high-quality health care to improve health outcomes, plan and provide health care for Aboriginal people in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary culturally secure context, apply strategies to promote good health care for individual patients including culturally and linguistically diverse groups, vulnerable or underserved populations, apply and evaluate health maintenance, promotion and prevention strategies; (4) inform medical practice with critical evaluation of sciences, perform an accurate and thorough patient assessment and apply diagnostic reasoning to reach a relevant and prioritised differential diagnosis, demonstrate the formulation and negotiation of a management plan, apply a quality framework to medical practice, communicate respectfully, fairly and effectively; (5) apply principles of lifelong learning, establish mentoring relationships, demonstrate effective teaching and counselling of patients, implement effective teaching and learning sessions, demonstrate knowledge of assessment, appraisal and evaluation; and (6) apply knowledge of research methodologies and statistical analysis, apply principles of evidence based practice, and demonstrate the efficient use of technologies to assist clinical practice.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-training assessment during the clinical attachments including assignments, tutor ratings, structured clinical assessments, case presentations, quizzes and other portfolio based items and (2) an end of semester written examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Seng Khee Gan
Unit rules
IMED5311 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 1
IMED5312 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 2; OR RMED5311 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 1
RMED5321 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 2
SMED5411 Research Project 3;
SMED5412 Service Learning Unit 4;
SRUR5412 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Unit 4;
SRUR5411 Rural Specialisation—Research Project 3;
SAHE5411 Research Indigenous Health Unit 4;
SAHE5412 Service Learning and Indigenous Health Unit 4;
PUBH4401 Biostatistics I;
PUBH5754 Health Promotion I ;
IMED5804 Clinical Teaching and Supervision;
IMED5805 Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education;
IMED5806 Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education.
Approved quota: 240—210 domestic and 30 international
Student are required to achieve a pass in the unit overall, AND a pass in the combined written examinations, AND a pass in the in training assessment, AND a pass in the OSCE, AND a pass in the PBA, AND a pass in the portfolio component, AND a pass in the procedural skills log, in order to pass the unit.
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