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MDMP5408: Elective

The Elective Term offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in a health related activity. This may be clinical work in hospital or community settings, research, global health or health policy work locally, interstate or anywhere in the world. It is an opportunity to prepare for a particular career direction, explore different experiences or enhance skills in particular areas of a student's own choice. Students usually organize their own Elective Term placements but the Office for Global Health manages around 90 exchange placements for Elective students each year. If advice or assistance is needed students can contact the Electives academic at their Clinical Schools, Director of Electives or the Elective Administrative Officer

Code MDMP5408
Academic unit Northern Clinical School
Credit points 6
MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114 and MDMP5122 and MDMP5123 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125 and MDMP5126 and MDMP5211 and MDMP5212 and MDMP5213 and MDMP5214 and MDMP5221 and MDMP5222 and MDMP5223 and MDMP5224 and MDMP5225 and MDMP5341 and MDMP5316 and MDMP5317 and MDMP5318 and MDMP5319

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understanding of the therapeutic nature of the patient-doctor relationship and the impact on that relationship of the individual characteristics of both patient and doctor.
  • LO2. Ability to listen and to identify issues of concern to patients, families, and carers and to respond to those concerns, using whatever means are necessary for effective communication.
  • LO3. Ability to elicit and interpret clinical symptoms and signs by interviewing and examining patients systematically and with sensitivity, and to use this information to guide further investigations.
  • LO4. Ability to perform important clinical procedures.
  • LO5. Ethical behaviour in meeting the needs of patients and families - concern for confidentiality and respect for individual autonomy, enabling patients and their families to make informed decisions in relation to their medical care.
  • LO6. Understanding of the structure and function of most body systems (e.g., musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory).
  • LO7. Apply an understanding of normal and abnormal human structure, function and behaviour to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of health problems.
  • LO8. Ability to use the best available evidence on outcomes to prevent or cure disease, relieve symptoms, or minimise disability and analyse clinical data and published work to determine their validity and generality.
  • LO9. Participation in the generation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of significant advances in medical knowledge whilst recognising the limits of scientific knowledge and understanding.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.