HME402 - Medicine 4B

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Medicine Semester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)^

Credit point(s): 4
EFTSL value: 0.500
Cohort rule: (Available to H311 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery students only)
Unit chair:

Karen Dwyer


Must have passed HME401



Incompatible with:



^Students enrol at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) but will be based at one of the following Clinical Schools: Eastern Health, Geelong, Rural Community, Warrnambool or Ballarat.


The fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery course consists of two semester units of four credit points each (HME401 and HME402), which are combined into a single unit of eight credit points.


Department of Human Services policy

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 19 September 2014.


HME401 and HME402 represents the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery course. It consists of two semester units of four credit points, which are combined into a single unit of eight credit points.


In order to comply with Commonwealth Department of Health requirements for rural clinical placements, at least 50% of students will need to complete at least 4 weeks of a dedicated rural attachment within their clinical years. For students attached to Geelong and Eastern Health Clinical Schools throughout year 3 and 4, this is most likely to occur within the GP rotation in HME401 or the Elective/ Selective/Pre-internship program in HME402. John Flynn Scholarship placements occurring outside of Deakin semester periods cannot fulfil these requirements.


Students are required to meet the attendance requirements of each of the elective/selective/pre-internship rotations during HME402 and to demonstrate competence in clinical knowledge, skills and professionalism. Each rotation is a hurdle and must be successfully completed to pass HME402. Student performance is assessed by successful completion of learning outcomes for each rotation as assessed by their clinical supervisor and the satisfactory completion of a report for the selective and elective rotations (maximum length 1000 words). As a hurdle requirement, a professionalism report must also be completed with the clinical supervisor during the pre-internship selective in addition to the prescribing skills assessment. There are no examinations.


Unsatisfactory performance in a selective can lead to a remedial placement(s) such as via a directed elective or selective placement. This is determined by the selective supervisor along with the HME402 Unit Chair and Academic Progress Committee. Students who do not meet the requirements listed above or whose performance is borderline will be reviewed by the Academic Progress Committee, who will arrange redirected placements or rotations/or support as appropriate.

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