Doctor of Medicine

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Doctor of Medicine

Students complete 192 credit points, including:
(a) 192 credit points across the four year program
(b) all units in the Doctor of Medicine are prescribed and must be taken in the year of enrolment to which they correspond.

Master of Health Studies

(a) the Master of Health Studies is not available for admission or enrolment
(a) Students must complete 96 credit points that comprise Years 1 and 2 of the Doctor of Medicine.

Year 1

Studies in Foundation Knowledge, Respiratory, Cardiovascular Sciences, Musculoskeletal, Immunology, Endocrine and Nutrition
MDMP5511 Medical General Foundation Knowledge 1

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kellie Charles Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Foundational Knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Biology Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
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.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Studies in Renal, Urology, Gastroenterology and Neurosciences
MDMP5512 Medical General Foundation Knowledge 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kellie Charles Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Foundational Knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Biology Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
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.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units

Year 2

Studies in Medicine, Surgery, Community, Research Methods
MDMP6511 Clinical and Research Practice 1

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
In the Medicine Surgery and Community Block 1 the aims are to further consolidate clinical skills developed in Year 1, such as core history-taking examination, clinical reasoning, teamwork and procedural skills in hospital and community settings through guided experiential learning. It is aligned with year 1 Blocks revisiting core symptoms from respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and endocrinology with emphasis on clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, basic investigations and therapy. The students will spend 3 days per week at their clinical school, 1 day per week in the community and 1 day per week will be reserved for flexible learning. The Back to Basics and Research Methods Block is based at Camperdown campus and students will learn about the lifespan including paediatrics, adolescent medicine, acute medicine, drug and alcohol, aged care and Indigenous health. Students also begin preparation for the MD project and learn about research methodology. Finally it will include 2 weeks of biomedical sciences based on the disciplines of oncology and haematology to prepare students for the Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care Block.
Studies in Medicine, Surgery, Community, Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care
MDMP6512 Clinical and Research Practice 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 and MDMP6511 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
The Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care Block will be predominantly delivered in clinical schools. There will be one day a week of centralised lectures for haematology and oncology. The Medicine Surgery and Community Block 2 aims to further consolidate clinical skills such as core history-taking, examination, clinical reasoning, teamwork and procedural skills in hospital and community settings through guided experiential learning. It is aligned with year 1 Blocks revisiting core symptoms from renal/urology, gastroenterology and neurosciences with emphasis on clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, basic investigations and therapy.

Year 3

Studies in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Child and Adolescent Health, Critical Care, Perinatal and Women’s Health and Research Project

Year 4

Studies in Elective Studies, Medicine, Surgery and General Practice