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MDMP7511: Specialty Clinical 1

Students undertake Specialty Blocks in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), Child and Adolescent Health(CAH), Perinatal and Women's Health (PWH), and Critical Care (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine). Students participate in a variety of clinical activities in hospital wards, outpatient clinics and community-based clinics. During the middle of year 3, students will be working on their MD Research projects. The MD Research project is a scholarly investigation into a topic relevant to health or medicine, leading to a formal report submitted for summative assessment. Students will undertake an approved, supervised, individual research project comprising of a series of milestone assessment tasks and culminating in the submission of a written report in the form of a scientific report that will be examined and graded.

Code MDMP7511
Academic unit Central Clinical School
Credit points 24
Prerequisites:
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MDMP5511 and MDMP5512 and MDMP6511 and MDMP6512
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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MDMP5511; MDMP5512; MDMP6511; MDMP6512

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

  • LO1. MD Project - Formulate a research question, hypothesis, or issue for investigation
  • LO2. MD Project - 2. Appraise the ethical issues pertaining to the project
  • LO3. MD Project - Identify, obtain, and integrate existing knowledge relevant to the research question or hypothesis
  • LO4. MD Project - Organise and conduct a research project
  • LO5. MD Project -Collect and analyse data and logically present the findings
  • LO6. MD Project - Prepare a scientific report that draws appropriate conclusions from the findings, recognises the strengths and limitations of the design and methods of the project and considers the findings in light of current knowledge in the area
  • LO7. 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 in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO8. 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 in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO9. 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 in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO10. Ability to perform important clinical procedure in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO11. 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 in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO12. Understanding of the structure and function of most body systems (e.g., musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory) in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO13. Apply an understanding of normal and abnormal human structure, function and behaviour to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of health problems in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO14. 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 in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care
  • LO15. Participation in the generation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of significant advances in medical knowledge whilst recognising the limits of scientific knowledge and understanding in the context of Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Perinatal and Women’s Health (PWH), Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM), and Critical Care

Unit outlines

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