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MDMP5419: Personal and Professional Development 8

Semester 2, 2023 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Involves student attachments to the main medical and surgical ward services and associated ambulatory clinics in the teaching hospitals at the various clinical schools. Students will also have some experience in sub-specialty disciplines, such as Ear Nose and Throat and Ophthalmology. About half of each student's week will be spent directly involved in the clinical activities of the service to which they are attached. A progressive increase in clinical responsibility is expected over the total 32 weeks of these attachments.

Unit details and rules

Unit code MDMP5419
Academic unit Northern Clinical School
Credit points 2
Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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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 MDMP5319
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Jennie Shone, jennifer.shone@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment PPD activities
Student led M&M, resource allocation ethics
0% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas

Assessment criteria

Refer to Schedule 1 of the Coursework Policy

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 2 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 40-50 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. Competency in applying the theoretical principles and navigating the practical implications of bioethical concepts, within the context of the healthcare environment and their clinical practice.
  • LO2. Competency in applying the theoretical principles and navigating the practical implications of medicolegal and clinical ethics.
  • LO3. Competency in applying the theoretical principles and navigating the practical implications of Professionalism and medical practice, within the context of the healthcare environment and their clinical practice.
  • LO4. Competency in applying the theoretical principles and navigating the practical implications of human society and culture, within the context of the healthcare environment and their clinical practice.
  • LO5. Demonstrates competency in applying the theoretical principles and navigating the practical implications of core personal attitudes, within the context of the healthcare environment and their clinical practice.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Australian Medical Council's Graduate Outcome Statements - AMC
4.1. Provide care to all patients according to "Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia" and "Good Medical Practice: A Guide for Doctors" in New Zealand
4.10. Describe and apply the fundamental legal responsibilities of health professionals especially those relating to ability to complete relevant certificates and documents, informed consent, duty of care to patients and colleagues, privacy, confidentiality, mandatory reporting and notification. Demonstrate awareness of financial and other conflicts of interest
4.2. Demonstrate professional values including commitment to high quality clinical standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all patients. Demonstrate the qualities of integrity, honesty, leadership and partnership to patients, the profession and society.
4.3. Describe the principles and practice of professionalism and leadership in health care
4.4. Explain the main principles of ethical practice and apply these to learning scenarios in clinical practice. Communicate effectively about ethical issues with patients, family and other health care professionals
4.5. Demonstrate awareness of factors that affect doctors' health and wellbeing, including fatigue, stress management and infection control, to mitigate health risks of professional practice. Recognise their own health needs, when to consult and follow advice of a health professional and identify risks posed to patients by their own health
4.6. Identify the boundaries that define professional and therapeutic relationships and demonstrate respect for these in clinical practice
4.7. Demonstrate awareness of and explain the options avaialble when personal values or beliefs may influence patient care, including the obligation to refer to another practitioner
4.8. Describe and respect the roles and expertise of other health care profesionals and demonstrate ability to learn and work effectively as a member of an inter-professional team or other professional group
4.9. Self-evaluate their own professional practice; demonstrate lifelong learning behaviours and fundamental skills in educating colleagues. Recognise the limits of their own expertise and involve other professionals as needed to contribute to patient care
LO2
Australian Medical Council's Graduate Outcome Statements - AMC
4.1. Provide care to all patients according to "Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia" and "Good Medical Practice: A Guide for Doctors" in New Zealand
4.10. Describe and apply the fundamental legal responsibilities of health professionals especially those relating to ability to complete relevant certificates and documents, informed consent, duty of care to patients and colleagues, privacy, confidentiality, mandatory reporting and notification. Demonstrate awareness of financial and other conflicts of interest
4.2. Demonstrate professional values including commitment to high quality clinical standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all patients. Demonstrate the qualities of integrity, honesty, leadership and partnership to patients, the profession and society.
4.3. Describe the principles and practice of professionalism and leadership in health care
4.4. Explain the main principles of ethical practice and apply these to learning scenarios in clinical practice. Communicate effectively about ethical issues with patients, family and other health care professionals
4.5. Demonstrate awareness of factors that affect doctors' health and wellbeing, including fatigue, stress management and infection control, to mitigate health risks of professional practice. Recognise their own health needs, when to consult and follow advice of a health professional and identify risks posed to patients by their own health
4.6. Identify the boundaries that define professional and therapeutic relationships and demonstrate respect for these in clinical practice
4.7. Demonstrate awareness of and explain the options avaialble when personal values or beliefs may influence patient care, including the obligation to refer to another practitioner
4.8. Describe and respect the roles and expertise of other health care profesionals and demonstrate ability to learn and work effectively as a member of an inter-professional team or other professional group
4.9. Self-evaluate their own professional practice; demonstrate lifelong learning behaviours and fundamental skills in educating colleagues. Recognise the limits of their own expertise and involve other professionals as needed to contribute to patient care
LO3
Australian Medical Council's Graduate Outcome Statements - AMC
4.1. Provide care to all patients according to "Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia" and "Good Medical Practice: A Guide for Doctors" in New Zealand
4.10. Describe and apply the fundamental legal responsibilities of health professionals especially those relating to ability to complete relevant certificates and documents, informed consent, duty of care to patients and colleagues, privacy, confidentiality, mandatory reporting and notification. Demonstrate awareness of financial and other conflicts of interest
4.2. Demonstrate professional values including commitment to high quality clinical standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all patients. Demonstrate the qualities of integrity, honesty, leadership and partnership to patients, the profession and society.
4.3. Describe the principles and practice of professionalism and leadership in health care
4.4. Explain the main principles of ethical practice and apply these to learning scenarios in clinical practice. Communicate effectively about ethical issues with patients, family and other health care professionals
4.5. Demonstrate awareness of factors that affect doctors' health and wellbeing, including fatigue, stress management and infection control, to mitigate health risks of professional practice. Recognise their own health needs, when to consult and follow advice of a health professional and identify risks posed to patients by their own health
4.6. Identify the boundaries that define professional and therapeutic relationships and demonstrate respect for these in clinical practice
4.7. Demonstrate awareness of and explain the options avaialble when personal values or beliefs may influence patient care, including the obligation to refer to another practitioner
4.8. Describe and respect the roles and expertise of other health care profesionals and demonstrate ability to learn and work effectively as a member of an inter-professional team or other professional group
4.9. Self-evaluate their own professional practice; demonstrate lifelong learning behaviours and fundamental skills in educating colleagues. Recognise the limits of their own expertise and involve other professionals as needed to contribute to patient care
LO4
Australian Medical Council's Graduate Outcome Statements - AMC
4.1. Provide care to all patients according to "Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia" and "Good Medical Practice: A Guide for Doctors" in New Zealand
4.10. Describe and apply the fundamental legal responsibilities of health professionals especially those relating to ability to complete relevant certificates and documents, informed consent, duty of care to patients and colleagues, privacy, confidentiality, mandatory reporting and notification. Demonstrate awareness of financial and other conflicts of interest
4.2. Demonstrate professional values including commitment to high quality clinical standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all patients. Demonstrate the qualities of integrity, honesty, leadership and partnership to patients, the profession and society.
4.3. Describe the principles and practice of professionalism and leadership in health care
4.4. Explain the main principles of ethical practice and apply these to learning scenarios in clinical practice. Communicate effectively about ethical issues with patients, family and other health care professionals
4.5. Demonstrate awareness of factors that affect doctors' health and wellbeing, including fatigue, stress management and infection control, to mitigate health risks of professional practice. Recognise their own health needs, when to consult and follow advice of a health professional and identify risks posed to patients by their own health
4.6. Identify the boundaries that define professional and therapeutic relationships and demonstrate respect for these in clinical practice
4.7. Demonstrate awareness of and explain the options avaialble when personal values or beliefs may influence patient care, including the obligation to refer to another practitioner
4.8. Describe and respect the roles and expertise of other health care profesionals and demonstrate ability to learn and work effectively as a member of an inter-professional team or other professional group
4.9. Self-evaluate their own professional practice; demonstrate lifelong learning behaviours and fundamental skills in educating colleagues. Recognise the limits of their own expertise and involve other professionals as needed to contribute to patient care
LO5
Australian Medical Council's Graduate Outcome Statements - AMC
4.1. Provide care to all patients according to "Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia" and "Good Medical Practice: A Guide for Doctors" in New Zealand
4.10. Describe and apply the fundamental legal responsibilities of health professionals especially those relating to ability to complete relevant certificates and documents, informed consent, duty of care to patients and colleagues, privacy, confidentiality, mandatory reporting and notification. Demonstrate awareness of financial and other conflicts of interest
4.2. Demonstrate professional values including commitment to high quality clinical standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all patients. Demonstrate the qualities of integrity, honesty, leadership and partnership to patients, the profession and society.
4.3. Describe the principles and practice of professionalism and leadership in health care
4.4. Explain the main principles of ethical practice and apply these to learning scenarios in clinical practice. Communicate effectively about ethical issues with patients, family and other health care professionals
4.5. Demonstrate awareness of factors that affect doctors' health and wellbeing, including fatigue, stress management and infection control, to mitigate health risks of professional practice. Recognise their own health needs, when to consult and follow advice of a health professional and identify risks posed to patients by their own health
4.6. Identify the boundaries that define professional and therapeutic relationships and demonstrate respect for these in clinical practice
4.7. Demonstrate awareness of and explain the options avaialble when personal values or beliefs may influence patient care, including the obligation to refer to another practitioner
4.8. Describe and respect the roles and expertise of other health care profesionals and demonstrate ability to learn and work effectively as a member of an inter-professional team or other professional group
4.9. Self-evaluate their own professional practice; demonstrate lifelong learning behaviours and fundamental skills in educating colleagues. Recognise the limits of their own expertise and involve other professionals as needed to contribute to patient care

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