Medicine 2 (8002MED_Y1)

In year 2, MD students enrol in a single course, 8002MED, which consists of four major integrated themes (a) The Doctor and Knowledge of Health & Illness (DKHI), (b)The Doctor and Patient (D&P), (c) The Doctor and Health in the Community (DHC) and (d) The Doctor, the Law, Ethics and Professional Practice (DLEPP).The course involves problem-based learning through facilitated, small group tutorials, supported by lectures, practical classes, workshops, placements in hospitals and general practices and other formats including on-line activities. This course is focussed on the structure, function and development of the human body at all levels and the changes that occur as a result of disease, injury and abnormal development. Students develop skills in identification, appraisal and interpretation of relevant biomedical information required for understanding and management of common medical and health problems. Students also examine the importance of psychological, family and cultural factors in health and illness from an individual, community and population perspective. This course also prepares medical graduates to provide culturally safe health services to Australia's First Peoples through the enhancement of five interconnected capabilities of respect, communication, safety and quality, reflection and advocacy (Department of Health, 2014). Clinical skills are developed through participation in the programmed skills centre, general practice and hospital-based sessions. These cover communication and examination skills, introductory clinical procedures and history taking in medical practice. STUDENTS ARE TO REFER TO TIMETABLING ON L@G.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

40 (0)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1

Course Attributes

This Course is Part 1 of a Year Long Course

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
28 January 2019
Last day to add a course
10 February 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 February 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
Not Applicable

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (13595) 28 January 2019 - 16 June 2019 This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.