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MEDI13-303: Understanding and Recognition of Illness Part C


Year 3 is framed around the understanding and recognition of illness. Learning builds on the experiences and foundation knowledge gained in years 1 and 2, with a focus on the knowledge and skills fundamental to the principles of diagnosis, interpretation of common investigations, clinical reasoning and initial patient management. The year is structured around core rotations; the first semester includes general practice and medicine, the second semester around surgery and women’s health and the third semester around child health, mental health and emergency medicine. The core rotations encompass the impact of psychosocial and cultural constructs on illness and exploring community and population health and healthcare. The experiential learning is permitted with a placement at a general practice and in the community.

Students are based at the Bond University Clinical Education and Research Centre located in the Robina Hospital where they will work through a variety of authentic patient cases.  These cases will be facilitated by experienced clinicians in the Bond Virtual Hospital, an innovative, interactive mobile application delivering curriculum content in a format that allows students to progress their learning in small groups supplemented with supportive feedback from a clinical tutor. Contemporary, simulation-based education activities prepare students for clinical practice.  Professional development will continue to guide the development of competencies to effectively manage complex and stressful situations, involving both individuals and groups. Students gain the necessary skills to be able to practise evidenced-based health care, and development of research skills will equip students with skills in core evaluation and basic research techniques. The final semester of the year completes preparation for full immersion in the clinical learning environment in year 4.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering - Group A]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering - Group B]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering - Group A]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering - Group B]
Study areas
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $29,420
  • Commencing in 2023: $30,160

Learning outcomes

1. Please see MEDI13-YR3 for the integrated list of learning outcomes.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - Group AStandard Offering - Group B
Enrolment opens17/07/202217/07/2022
Semester start12/09/202212/09/2022
Subject start12/09/202212/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/202226/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/202203/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/202225/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/202208/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/202229/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/202207/10/2022