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Available to H311 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery students only
D McCulloch (G)
Must have passed HME102
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.
HME201 represents Semester 1 of the Year 2 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. Important community and public health issues related to diseases of the system studied are introduced. Topics covered in HME201 Knowledge of Health and Illness theme are: Endocrine and Life Cycle − covers embryology, physical and psychosocial development from birth to old age, ageing, the structure and function of the endocrine and reproductive systems, the nature of hormones, control mechanisms affecting fertility and pregnancy in normal and pathological conditions, and the clinical manifestations, complications and treatment of some common endocrine and reproductive disorders; Musculoskeletal and metabolism − covers the normal structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system at macroscopic and microscopic levels and the causes and consequences of common injuries to the musculoskeletal system, the basic processes underlying the normal and abnormal development and the pathogenesis and investigations of common diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, metabolism and associated diseases, issues related to workplace injuries, societal impact of musculoskeletal disabilities and rehabilitation.
Doctor and Patient (DP)
The Doctor and Patient theme in HME201 continues the development of history-taking, examination and procedural skills in the context of the systems studied in the Knowledge of Health and Illness theme.
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions (DPCI)
The Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions theme in the HME201 includes the following topics: 1) Health Systems II − covers health promotion, population health approaches, community-based health promotion, biostatistics and epidemiology, and ‘rural’ epidemiology; 2) Social Systems II – covers medical-industrial complex, international health, globalisation and health, and research methods; 3) Scientific Systems − covers critical stages of this research enterprise: the development of the research proposal, and considerations of its ethical dimensions and feasibility issues.
Ethics, Law and Professional Development (ELPD)
The Ethics, Law and Professional Development theme in HME201 curriculum is divided into the following blocks: 1) Issues at the Start and End of Life − covers issues related to genetic medicine, obstetric and paediatric ethics and law, the ethics of chronic disease and the grief process; 2) Patient Safety and Quality Management − covers quality and safety guidelines for patient care, managing and reporting risks and hazards, and medical records and medico-legal reporting; 3) Professional Responsibilities and Obligations − covers standards of clinical care, reasoning and clinical decisions, and research ethics and regulations; 4) Professional Behaviours and Relationships – covers regulatory and ethical behaviour, attitudes and skills expected of doctors. Students are also required to complete the requirements of an Inter-professional Education Module comprising successful completion of an online study program run in parallel with HBS345 Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care (ICIH).
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 HME201, all KHI Topics and Themes in HME201 are hurdles. Standard setting is used to determine the pass score in written assessments. Students who are awarded a borderline fail result for a hurdle requirement are normally provided with an opportunity for reassessment. Students must pass all assessment tasks (either initially or upon reassessment) in order to be eligible for a grade of ungraded pass (UP) in HME201.
Doctor and Patient: 5 x clinical skills assessments (hurdle requirement); students must achieve a pass for each assessment from a maximum of 3 attempts.
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions: team research proposal (1500 words) 40%, 2 in-class tests (1 hour each) 30% each
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: (ICIH module): engagement in online case conference stream activities 30%.
Knowledge of Health and Illness: Endocrine and Life Cycle - class test (45 minutes) 20%, Musculoskeletal and Metabolism - class test (45 minutes) 20%
End of semester assessment:
Knowledge of Health and Illness: Endocrine and Life Cycle - examination (2 hours) 80%, musculoskeletal and Metabolism - examination (2 hours) 80%.
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: - assessment marks are cumulative throughout the semester); end of semester examination (1 hour) 70%
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.