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Available to H311 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery students only
S Milnes (G)
Laptop Computer requirement
Students enrolled in the BMBS require a wireless-enabled, personal laptop computer* to undertake scheduled learning activities. Online teaching methods require internet access. Wireless access to the Deakin network is available within the teaching spaces of the Deakin Medical School.
Police Clearance and Working with Children requirements
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 will also be required to hold a current Working With Children Check and will also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience.
HME101 represents Semester 1 of Year 1 of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) course and consists of a single unit of four credit points. The curriculum throughout the BMBS course is organised into four themes: Knowledge of Health and Illness; Doctor and Patient; Doctors, Cultures, Peoples and Institutions; and, Ethics, Law and Professional Development.
Knowledge of Health and Illness (KHI)
The Knowledge of Health and Illness theme is delivered as an integrated program of biomedical and clinical lectures, problem-based learning of illustrative medical cases; and a laboratory practical program. The topics covered in the HME101 Knowledge of Health and Illness theme are 1) Human Biology − an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the body’s main organ systems, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and pharmacology; and, 2) Infection, Defence and Repair − an introduction to haematology, oncology, pathology, immunology, medical microbiology and relevant public health.
Doctor and Patient (DP)
In the Doctor and Patient theme clinical tutors guide students to develop their clinical skills and competence in basic life support, communication skills, history-taking, medical interviewing, physical examination and minor clinical procedures using real patients, actors, models and manikins.
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions (DPCI)
The Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions theme addresses the wider context in which patient care occurs, and the relevance of individual, psychological, family and cultural factors to health and illness from a population perspective using team-based learning, lectures, workshops and seminars. In HME101, the first two of four recurrent systems perspectives are introduced: 1) Health Systems I − covers healthcare concepts, the Australian health system, and evidence-based medicine; and, 2) Cultural Systems I − covers indigenous health, qualitative and quantitative research, epidemiology and biostatistics, medical and health anthropology.
Ethics, Law and Professional Development ELPD)
The Ethics, Law and Professional Development theme provides opportunities for students to reflect on their development as medical professionals and learn about the ethical and legal foundations of medical practice. Topics include: the doctor patient relationship; ethics and legal issues of privacy, consent and confidentiality; Victorian Medical Registration Board; professional regulation; medical negligence and omissions; human rights and social justice in medicine; and mindfulness. An ongoing personal and professional development project involves groups of students visiting community health professionals, facilities and organisations.
Assessment in the BMBS course is designed to demonstrate attainment of competency in biomedical and clinical knowledge, clinical skills and professional standards. While the relative amount of assessment among the four themes is in proportion to what each theme contributes to the curriculum of HME101, students must pass each KHI topic and each of the DP, ELPD and DPCI themes as academic hurdles in order to be eligible for an overall pass grade in HME101. Standard setting is used to determine the pass score in written assessments. Students who fail a hurdle requirement are normally provided with an opportunity for reassessment.
Doctor and Patient: clinical skills (5 x clinical skills assessments, hurdle requirement; students must achieve a pass for each assessment from a maximum of 3 attempts).
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: Group Project (equivalent of 2000 words, 30% of theme marks), Satisfactory supervisor’s report for community placement (hurdle).
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions: cultural awareness week attendance and assignment (1 x 1500 words, 40% of theme marks) and 2 x 1 hour in-class tests, (30% of theme marks each).
Knowledge of Health and Illness: Human Biology Topic (30 minute class test, 20% of topic marks). Infection, Defence and Repair Topic (30 minute class test, 20% of topic marks).
End of semester assessment: Knowledge of Health and Illness: Human Biology Topic (2 hour examination, 80% of topic marks). Infection, Defence and Repair Topic (2 hour examination, 80% of topic marks).
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: end of semester examination (1 x 1 hour, 70% of theme marks).
Note: the Doctor and Patient theme does not involve end of semester assessment in HME101.
Students who are accepted into H311 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery will be provided with a book list detailing prescribed and recommended textbooks. Students will also be directed to supplemental electronic resources within the Deakin University Library. Self-directed learning through investigations of the literature is an important learning strategy for all themes of the Deakin medical course.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.