Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitGippsland Medical School
OfferedGippsland Second semester (extended) 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A/Prof Shane Bullock


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).


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.


Three written assignments (5% each)
Written mid-semester exam (5%)
Written end-of-semester exam (10%)
Practical exam (OSCE) (15%)
Vertically Integrated Assessment (VIA) exam (20%)

Hurdle: Students must attend a minimum of 80% at designated group teaching activities to pass this unit.

Chief examiner(s)

A/Prof Peter Barton (Clayton), Prof Parasakthi Navaratnam (Malaysia)

Workload requirements

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.


Must be enrolled in course code 3952