Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Medicine

School

Medicine Faculty

Units

3

Duration

Class contact

40 Contact hours

Prerequisite

MEDI7212, MEDI7222, MEDI7232 and MEDI7242

Restricted

MD students only

Assessment methods

Diagnostic Clinical Case Examination, Management Clinical Case Examination, MCQ Examination, Clinical Participation Assessment.

Course coordinator

Dr Ben Mitchell

Work Integrated Learning

Industry Placements

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 (MR4) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 (MR5) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 (MR1) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 (MR2) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 (MR3) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 (MR4) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 (MR5) Herston Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The eight week General Practice Rotation is community-based and involves the use of general practices in the geographical region in which each student is based. It offers students the opportunity to see and participate in the delivery of health care to patients with a large range of biopsychosocial problems. Through exploring the community context of health and illness students will learn about people's experiences and everyday management of health and health problems, as well as some of the ways in which different community groups and organisations contribute to maintaining and promoting health in the community. Students are encouraged to be enthusiastic and inquisitive, to become familiar with the everyday procedures involved in the workings of the general practice, and to function as a member of the health care team. Additionally, students are expected to use evidence based medicine skills to answer clinical questions as they arise, thus providing a benefit to the GP preceptors, as well as to their own learning. They are requested to work up illustrative cases to contribute at weekly small group, case based tutorials.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (MR1) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (MR2) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (MR3) Herston Internal Course Profile