Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Medicine

School

Medicine Faculty

Units

1

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours

Companion

MEDI7111, MEDI7121 and MEDI7101

Restricted

MD students only

Assessment methods

Group assignment 25%, Peer Assessment 5%, End-of-semester exam 70%.

Course coordinator

Ms Nicole Shepherd

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts necessary for an understanding of the ethical basis of medical practice, medical professionalism, and the legal framework in which medicine is practised. This understanding develops in an integrated way as students begin to develop their basic clinical and communication skills. Students begin to learn that some aspects of medical practice are the subject of a strong ethical consensus, while others are matters of considerable debate or even deep social division. Students' learning experiences will challenge them to begin to critically appraise the goals of medical practice and their own values. They will also be introduced to the idea that medicine is both an academic enterprise and a social practice, such that success requires the demonstration of basic and applied scientific and clinical knowledge, clinical competence, and satisfactory professional conduct.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2015 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile