Upon completion of this module, students will have gained knowledge and clinical skills to understand the normal to abnormal spectrum of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal/Immunology, Endocrine Health; with particular focus on 1) the processes responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis in the human body, 2) the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and natural history of common diseases, 3) investigations that can aid in diagnosis, and 4) pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options and prevention strategies to manage common diseases. Each system is covered over 4-weeks duration and the content incorporates themes relevant to the topic, including Basic and Clinical Sciences, Clinical Skills, Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Population Health, Ethics Law and Professionalism, Interprofessional Teamwork and Indigenous Health. Learning will be based on authentic clinical scenarios using team-based learning, with integration of core biomedical sciences including anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. This will ensure a sound biomedical foundation for clinical learning in Year 2 and beyond. One day per week will be reserved for flexible learning. With the increasing utilisation of the ¿flipped classroom¿ approach, students will have time to independently review online material. Students will spend one-day per week at their clinical schools learning foundation clinical skills in history, examination and procedural skills with a mixture of supervised clinical experience, simulation and near-peer teaching.
On a weekly basis, students will undertake approximately 10 hours of seminars, 8 hours of forums/workshops, 6 hours of practicals and 5 hours of online material. Students are also required to attend 1 full day at the clinical school. One day per week will be reserved for flexible learning.
Students are required to complete the online foundational knowledge course test, 2 Knowledge and Application tests, 2 Anatomy Competency Tests, 2 Procedural skills assessments, 3 Mini-clinical examinations, a Multi-Modal Clinical Assessment, Population Health quizzes, Team Based learning quizzes (IRATs), an Iinterprofessional Learning reflective statement, a Personal development plan, an L-plate test, 2 Ethics, Law and Professional theme reflective tasks, and a Situational Judgement Test. Attendance is compulsory. The assesments will be included in a portfolio that will include a summary of your attendance and professionalism and conduct. The expected standard for each assessment must be met
Foundational Knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Biology