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MEDI72-502: Extended Clinical Practice and Research, B


This subject is undertaken within the healthcare environment through a series of clinical placements that provide learning in local, interstate, and international healthcare settings, with opportunities for elective placements or a Capstone experience. This will enable students to extend their knowledge and clinical reasoning, and management skills in the treatment of patients with undifferentiated diagnoses and common conditions. Students further develop skills in multidisciplinary teamwork, organisation, and planning of care to prepare them for entry into the internship training program once graduated. Students will continue to collect evidence for their MD e-Portfolio, complete their MD Project, and present at an annual Faculty MD Conference.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: MEDI72-502
EFTSL: 0.750
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Credit: 60
Study areas:
  • Medicine
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $29,420.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $30,160.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $30,160.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $29,420.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $30,160.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $30,160.00

Learning objectives

1. Apply current medical and scientific knowledge to individual patients, populations, and health systems. 10. Select and justify common investigations, with regard to the pathological basis of disease, utility, safety, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability, and interpret their results. 11. Formulate an initial management plan in consultation with patients, family, and carers across a variety of clinical settings with consideration of psychosocial, environmental, and cultural aspects that may influence management. 12. Apply evidence from behavioural science and population health research, and integrate prevention, early detection, health maintenance, and chronic disease management into clinical practice. 13. Recognise and critically reflect on the diversity of populations regarding health issues applicable to the relevant unique historical, social, and cultural contexts in the clinical and community settings including First Nations peoples. 14. Recognise and understand the complex interactions between the healthcare systems and environment, as well as the doctor and patient, whilst reflecting on power and privilege, to understand the role of these to ensure a culturally responsive and safe working context. 15. Communicate successfully in all roles, including health advocacy, education, assessment, appraisal, and with the First Nations peoples. 16. Contribute to teams providing care to 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”. 17. Explain and apply the principles and concepts of medical ethics including physician virtue and the ‘four principles’ of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice in the context of team-based patient care. 18. Apply the legal responsibilities of a medical practitioner across a range of professional and personal contexts in the practice of team-based patient care. 19. Evaluate the performance of self and others as self-regulated and effective members of a diverse healthcare team in the management of a case load, respecting the roles of all healthcare professionals within the clinical setting and community settings, demonstrating professional foundation and essential skills. 2. Apply evidence based and environmentally sustainable healthcare practices in patient care and research methodology. 20. Demonstrate, and role model for junior medical students, skills to support the planned and active development of a career. 21. Demonstrate, and role model for junior medical students, the active management of self-care in a clinical environment as part of a clinical team managing patients. 3. Apply project management and/or communication skills to complete an evidence based and professionally focussed project, including its dissemination. 4. Demonstrate cognitive, technical, and interpretive skills in undertaking an accurate, detailed system-focussed history from a range of patients within a variety of clinical settings. 5. Perform an accurate and complete physical examination on any body system including a mental state examination. 6. Use knowledge of common conditions, patient history, physical examination findings, and clinical data, to undertake clinical reasoning and formulate probable and differential diagnoses. 7. Recognise and assess deteriorating and critically unwell patients who require immediate care and perform common emergency and life support procedures. 8. Safely perform a range of common procedures. 9. Safely prescribe by applying the principles of "quality use of medicines" in an environmentally sustainable way.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

MEDI72-501 Extended Clinical Practice and Research, A

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Managed by Faculty

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