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Unit of study_

MDMP5442: Medicine Year 4

Medicine Year Four is the second of two Medicine Blocks undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MD. This is a core block.


Academic unit Northern Clinical School
Unit code MDMP5442
Unit name Medicine Year 4
Session, year
Semester 2 Early, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

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
Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Stuart Lane,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Participation Class attendance
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Small test NPC PSA online exam
0% -
Due date: 21 Jul 2020 at 00:00
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Skills-based evaluation Long case summative assessment
0% -
Due date: 03 Aug 2020 at 00:00
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Bedside physical examination
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Clinical attachment forms
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Discharge summary
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Feedback forms
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Medical case admission
0% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Ophthalmology log book
0% -
Due date: 19 Jul 2020 at 00:00
Outcomes assessed: LO1
In-semester test (Record+) Type B in-semester exam Year 4 Medicine 4 Barrier Exam
Please refer to Canvas for weighting and full details.
0% Week 07
Due date: 18 Sep 2020 at 09:00
2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Type B in-semester exam = Type B in-semester exam ?

Please see the unit’s Canvas site for full assessment information.

Assessment criteria

Grades will be allocated for this unit of study using the University of Sydney percentage cut-scores as defined in Schedule 1 of the Coursework Policy 2014.

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.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, 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 dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

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

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 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 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. Integrate knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical sciences to determine a provisional diagnosis and relevant list of differential diagnoses.

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
Please refer to the Stage 3 SMP Canvas site for more unit of study information.


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