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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland Second semester (extended) 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc Professor Robyn Hill


+ Synopsis: This unit reflects the four themes of the MBBS curriculum: Theme I (Personal and Professional Development), Theme II (Society, Population, Health and Illness), Theme III (Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice) and Theme IV (Clinical Skills). Further knowledge in the basic medical and behavioural sciences is developed within inter-disciplinary units related to clinical and other problems through problem based learning clinical case studies. Clinical skills development will focus on history-taking, physical examination and clinical reasoning through clinical skills tutorials and clinical placement activities. Community partnership placements will also be undertaken.


Students will be expected to achieve the learning objectives in all four Themes for this Unit. Theme I Personal and Professional Development, Theme II Population, Society, Health and Illness, Theme III Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice and Theme IV Clinical Skills.


+ Assessment: Three written assignments: 5%+5%
5%, written mid-semester exam: 5%, written end-of-semester exam: 10%, practical exam (OSCE): 10%, Vertically Integrated Assessment (VIA) exam: 20%, and Portfolio (Monitored) during GMA2022 account for 65% of the end of Year A mark. At the end of Year A results will be graded.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Shane Bullock

Contact hours

+ Workload requirement: 18 weeks based upon 27 contact hours of predominately small group teaching and learning activities which will include some lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, fortnightly clinical placements (9 days in all), fortnightly GP placements (4 days in all) and Community Based Program placements (8 days).


Must be enrolled in course code 3952