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Available to H311 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery students only
S McCoombe (G)
Must have passed HME101
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.
HME102 represents Semester 2 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 in HME102 is delivered as an integrated program of biomedical and clinical lectures, problem-based learning of illustrative medical cases and a laboratory practical program. Important community and public health issues related to diseases of each system studied are introduced.
Topics in HME102 Knowledge of Health and Illness theme are: 1) Cardiorespiratory – covers the development, structure and control of the normal heart, vascular and respiratory systems, as well as the mechanisms, clinical manifestations and treatments of the major cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; 2) Renal/Gastrointestinal − covers the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pathology of the renal-urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts, as well as the mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and treatment of common renal and gastrointestinal diseases.
Doctor and Patient (DP)
In the Doctor and Patient theme in HME102 clinical tutors guide students to continue their development of clinical skills and competence in history-taking, physical examination and clinical procedures, linking with the relevant systems studied in the Knowledge of Health and Illness theme.
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions (DPCI)
The Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions theme in HME102 introduces the final two systems perspectives: 1) Social Systems I – covers the ways and means in which groups, populations and communities interact and shape their living environment, including professional communities and practices; 2) Environmental Systems I and II – covers the creation, sustainability and impacts of the natural, built, economic and social/educational environment on individual and population health; and, 3) Cultural Systems II− covers indigenous health, public health nutrition, evidence-based medicine, and, epidemiology and biostatistics.
Ethics, Law and Professional Development (ELPD)
The Ethics, Law and Professional Development theme in HME102 introduces the following topics: legal requirements and responsibilities with deceased persons, end of life issues; documentation; mandatory reporting; quality management in health; patient safety and risk management, communication; conflict of interest and medical career information.
Assessment in the BMBS course is designed to demonstrate attainment of competency in biomedical and clinical knowledge, clinical skills and professional standards. Students must pass each theme and fulfil the requirements of the clinical placement program to pass HME102.
Note: Assessment in HME102 is an ungraded pass (UP) or Fail (N) grade only.
For the KHI theme, students must achieve an aggregate pass result on their combined score in assessments (detailed below) within each of the two KHI topics (Cardio-Respiratory and Renal-Gastrointestinal).
For the ELPD and DPCI themes, students must achieve an aggregate pass result on combined score of assessments within each theme (detailed below).
For the DP theme, students must complete all formative clinical skill assessments and demonstrate competency in all summative clinical skills assessments. Students are provided with up to three attempts to successfully complete summative clinical skills assessments.
Standard setting is used to determine the pass score in written assessments in all themes. Students who are awarded a borderline fail result for a hurdle requirement are normally provided with an opportunity for reassessment.
Doctor and Patient: A series of clinical skills assessments (hurdle requirement; students must achieve a pass for each assessment from a maximum of three attempts). Satisfactory attendance at clinical placements is required.
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: Community Health Essay (1500 words, 15% of theme marks); Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care (ICIH) online modules reflective pieces (15% of theme marks); Satisfactory supervisor’s report for community placement (hurdle).
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions: Epidemiology assignment (1500 words, 25% of theme marks) and 1 x 1 hour in-class test (25% of theme marks).
Knowledge of Health and Illness: Cardiorespiratory Topic (45 minute class test, 20% of topic marks). Renal/Gastro Topic (45 minute class test, 20% of topic marks).
End of semester assessment
Knowledge of Health and Illness: Cardiorespiratory Topic (2 hour examination, 80% of topic marks). Renal/Gastro Topic (2 hour examination, 80% of topic marks).
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: 90 minute examination (70% of theme marks).
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions: 90 minute examination (50% of theme marks).
Students will be provided with a booklist 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.