UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

IMED5421 Preparation for Internship

Credit 12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This is an eight-week unit starting in Year 4, Semester 2 in rotation for 240 students at a time and flows through to the end of the year. It includes clinical placements in internal medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine. Students are expected to apply the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes gained in previous Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 learning within their clinical rotations. Students engage in small group learning sessions to discuss evidence-based practice in related clinical disciplines.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate professional behaviour with, and respect for, the care of people presenting with medical conditions; (2) demonstrate effective history, examination and presentation skills when working with people presenting with medical conditions; (3) discuss principles of autonomy and risk management for people presenting with medical conditions; (4) discuss the role of the doctor as coordinator in the team caring for people presenting with medical conditions; (5) demonstrate ability to work with other medical and allied health professionals in a multidisciplinary healthcare team setting; (6) apply a holistic approach to patients (considering them as people not diseases); (7) discuss ideal handling of patient complaints and feedback; (8) demonstrate a working knowledge of the historical, geographical, sociocultural and clinical context of health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in the context of medical conditions; (9) discuss application of personalised medicine in the context of delivery of care to people presenting with medical conditions; (10) discuss the assessment of people presenting with medical conditions; (11) define iatrogenesis in the context of treatment of medical conditions; (12) demonstrate the ability to educate patients and their families on issues related to their ongoing health care; (13) discuss and demonstrate evidence-based medical practice; and (14) apply, analyse and evaluate scientific principles in medical practice.
Assessment This comprises in-training assessments; professional behaviour and participation; internal testing assessment; and an external examination.

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
Prerequisites: IMED5312 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 2 or RMED5321 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 2
Approved quota: 240—210 domestic and 30 international
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/IMED5421/TS-C-2/2017

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