In Year 3, the format of learning changes from facilitator guided, problem-based learning to clinician lead, case-based learning. Bond has developed the Bond Virtual Hospital© which is a virtual clinical learning environment where students work in small groups to diagnose and manage a range of clinical cases. During Year 3, students are primarily located at the Bond University Clinical Education and Research Centre at Robina Hospital. This is an advanced simulation facility that provides an authentic context to the procedural and clinical skills that students acquire in preparation for their clinical work in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.
Over the course of the year, students complete clinical rotations which mirror where they will be placed in the final two years of the curriculum. The rotations include General Practice, Medicine, Surgery, Mental Health, Child Health, Women’s Health, Emergency and Critical Care. Students are also exposed to the clinical sciences of pathology and pharmacology and learn the principles of medical imaging.
Bond University also has a leading research centre, the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice. In Year 3, students will have the opportunity to complete a course through this centre. Research activity is focused on understanding the gaps between research evidence and its application to practice. They will learn from academics of international standing, and gain first class skills in assessing evidence in medical practice. In addition, students complete research modules and written assessments that provide them with the foundation skills they need to complete their project requirements for the MD.
Please be aware that due to placement opportunities, the length of semesters may vary compared to the standard Bond academic calendar.