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IMED4222 Integrated Medical Practice 1 Part B

24 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
The Doctor of Medicine 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 2 of the course. This includes clinical placements in surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine and geriatrics/rheumatology. A longitudinal attachment in general practice occurs in parallel with the other clinical rotations. 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, 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 behaviour with and respect for the care of patients, recoginse and discuss ethical and medicolegal issues in clinical practice; (2) discuss the function of clinical teams and review team performance, share knowledge of other cultures and value systems to inform patient-centred care, participate in interprofessional practice, analyse the Australian healthcare market and demonstrate knowledge of the quality improvement cycle; (3) describe the role of the doctor as a health advocate, demonstrate the ability to work in partnership with Aboriginal people, recognise the importance of individualised health care, knowledge of the factors contributing to healthcare inequalities, identify recommmended screening and health promotion activities for patients; (4) use critical thinking to evaluate scientific and medical knowledge, demonstrate effective history, examination and presentation skills when working with patients, and formulate an appropriate and prioritised management plan, select and perform selected investigations and skills, demonstrate the elements of quality care, manage interpersonal interactions; (5) demonstrate effective self assessment skills, describe the principles of patient education and counselling, discuss effective strategies to facilitate teaching and learning; and (6) interpret systematic reviews and meta-analyses and use selected statistical software, formulate well constructed clinical questions for interogating medical evidence, evaluate biases in scientific literature and critically evaluate information.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-training assessment during clinical attachments; (2) end of year written examinations; (3) professional behaviour and participation assessment; and (4) MD portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the in-training assessment during clinical attachments, end of year written examinations, professional behaviour and participation assessment, and MD portfolio components.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit, according to the MD progression rules
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Marina Wallace
Unit rules
Enrolment in either (90850 Doctor of Medicine
91850 Doctor of Medicine)


either (IMED4444 Integrated Medical Sciences 2

IMED3112 Integrated Medical Systems 2

(IMED3003 Body Systems and Disease III
IMED3004 Body Systems and Disease IV))
Approved quota: 240—domestic (210) and international (30)
Contact hours
IMED4220 (which is part A of Year 2) includes an initial 12 week clinical preparation of Lectures/Seminars - group sessions cased based learning and task based learning. Followed by four one 7-week terms of clinical rotation. IMED4222 (which is part B of Year 2) includes 8- three 7-week terms of clinical rotations providing 4 rotations altogether. Approx contact hours of 30-40 hours per week.
To pass the Year 2 MD Course students are required to achieve:
^a pass in the combined written examination component of the Year 2 mark AND
^ a pass the in-training assessment component,
pass the professional behaviour and participation component, and the portfolio, .
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.