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Available to H311 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery students only
L Gray (G)
Must have passed HME201
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.
HME202 represents Semester 2 of 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 Institution; and, Ethics, Law and Professional Development.
Knowledge of Health and Illness (KHI)
The Knowledge of Health and Illness theme continues the exploration of basic sciences within the Brain and Behaviour topic covering the nervous and sensory systems and relevant disorders, beginning with a revision of basic cellular neurobiology and progressing to neurobiological and behavioural views of the whole person. Transition to Clinical Practice focuses on consolidation of knowledge and skills to enable students to proceed to their clinical attachments in Year 3 and Year 4 with confidence. Basic science and clinical knowledge is integrated with concepts from the systems units through study of multi-system acute and chronic disease, focusing on management and treatment as well as investigation of underlying mechanisms and causes of disease. The topic also provides students with an increased awareness of the need for accurate and thorough patient assessment and recognition of the role of other health professionals in the patient management.
Doctor and Patient (DP)
The Doctor and Patient theme in HME202 continues the development of history-taking, examination and procedural skills in the context of the Brain and Behaviour topic. In Transition to Clinical Practice this theme includes an intensive three-week period in the Clinical Skills Learning Unit consolidating clinical and procedural skills and has been specifically designed as preparation for Year 3, ensuring a seamless transition to learning in a clinical setting. Students also undertake further studies relating to acute and chronic medical and surgical conditions, with a focus on subspecialty areas such as Ear, Nose and Throat; Dermatology and Ophthalmology, as well as Clinical Pharmacology and Radiology. Sessions introducing history-taking and examination in General Practice, Child Health and Mental Health are included.
Ethics, Law and Professional Development (ELPD)
The final topic of the ELPD theme, Professional Behaviours and Relationships, covers issues of professional and unprofessional conduct. Patient safety and risk management continue through this semester. Topics include ethics and psychiatry, involuntary treatment, refusal of treatment, organ donation and brain death, professional regulation, and the practitioner in difficulty. The theme concludes within ethical, legal and professional issues relevant to Transition to Clinical Practice.
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions (DPCI)
The Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions theme in HME202 covers psychological health, aging and disability, integrated with the KHI theme. Issues surrounding sexual health, gender and inequity are discussed, in addition to a population health placement and a series of lectures on health economics and modern medical informatics.
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 HME202.
For the KHI theme, students must achieve an aggregate pass result on their combined score in assessments (detailed below) within the Brain and Behaviour topic.
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 3 attempts. Satisfactory attendance at clinical placements is required.
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions: 1 x 1 hour in-class test (25% of theme marks); 1500 word community health assignment (25% of theme marks).
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: “Doctor as Educator” (group multimedia project plus 1000 words, 30% of theme marks); satisfactory report from IPL placement supervisor (hurdle).
Knowledge of Health and Illness: Brain and Behaviour Topic (45 minute class test, 20% of theme marks).
End of semester assessment:
Doctor and Patient: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): 10 x 8 minute stations (hurdle: students must achieve an aggregate pass score and pass a minimum of 7 individual stations).
Knowledge of Health and Illness: Brain and Behaviour Topic, 120 minute multiple choice exam (80% of theme marks), Progressive test (2 hour examination formative assessment).
Doctors, Peoples, Cultures, and Institutions: 1 x 90 minute examination (50% of theme marks).
Ethics, Law and Professional Development: 1 x 90 minute examination (70% of theme marks).
Note: Assessment in HME202 is an ungraded pass (UP) or Fail (N) grade only.
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.