Upon completion of this module, students will have gained knowledge and clinical skills to understand the normal to abnormal spectrum of Sexual Health and Reproduction, Renal/Urology, Gastroenterology and Neurosciences; 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.
Similar to Medical General Foundation Knowledge 1
Students are required to complete 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 Interprofessional Learning reflective statement, a Personal development plan, an L-plate test and 2 Ethics, Law and Professional theme reflective tasks.
Foundational Knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Biology