HME942 - Medicine 4B

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Medicine Semester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)^
Credit point(s): 4
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H911 - Doctor of Medicine
Unit chair: Karen Dwyer
Prerequisite: Must have passed HME941
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HME402
Contact hours:

Students are expected to attend all rotation requirements which will typically include the equivalent of 40 hours per week for the duration of each rotation (6 x 5 week rotations) which incorporates clinical activities, formal teaching, personal reflection and self-directed learning.

Note:

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

The fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine course consists of two semester units of four credit points each (HME941 and HME942), which are combined into a single unit of eight credit points.

Laptop Computer requirement

Students enrolled in the MD require a wireless-enabled, personal laptop computer to undertake scheduled learning activities. Wireless access to the Deakin network is available within the teaching spaces of the Deakin Medical School.

Information about minimum computer standards will be communicated to students upon acceptance into the MD.

Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

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 are also required to hold a current Working with Children Check and will be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

Content

In Year 4 HME941 and HME942, students undertake a clinical attachment to one of four clinical schools. Throughout year 4, students undertake five rotations at hospitals and other sites attached to the clinical schools: Emergency Medicine, Aged Care/ Palliative Care/ Rehabilitation, Intensive Care/ Anaesthetics, Mental Health and General Practice, as well as an Extended Studies Program, an Elective and the Pre-Internship. Students are also required to complete a period of placement at a rural site.

Assessment

Students are required to meet the attendance requirements of each of the elective/selective/pre-internship rotations and to demonstrate competence in clinical knowledge, skills and professionalism.

Further information is available to enrolled students in the Unit Guide and Course Progression Rules.

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