HME402 - Medicine 4B


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Medicine Semester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)^

Credit point(s): 4
EFTSL value: 0.500
Cohort rule: (Available to H311 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery students only)

Must have passed HME401



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 600 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.


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

The fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery course consists of two semester units of four credit points each (HME401 and HME402), which are combined into a single unit of eight credit points.


Department of Human Services policy

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 who fail to obtain a Police Record Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 19 September 2014.


HME401 represents the first half (Semester 1), and HME402 represents the second half (Semester 2) of Year 4 of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) course. Year 4 is a full time study load and the semesters are combined into an integrated year-long program of study.

Teaching and assessment is integrated across the themes of the course in the clinical setting. During the first part of the year, students undertake four 5-week rotations at hospitals and other sites attached to the clinical schools: Emergency Medicine, Aged Care/ Palliative Care/ Rehabilitation, Intensive Care/ Anaesthetics, and General Practice. The Disciplines of Pathology, Pharmacology and Imaging are integrated across all four rotations. The order of clinical rotations will vary for individual cohorts of students. During the second half of the year, students will complete three 5-week Selective, Elective, and Pre-Internship rotations.

Students are required to satisfactorily complete all hurdles of HME401-402 (OSCE, Knowledge Test, ELP and PHM assessments, and Workplace-based Assessments) to complete the course. Further details will be provided in the Unit Guide.

Hurdle requirement

  • Knowledge Test
  • PHM Assignment: Advocacy for Public Health
  • ELP Assignment
  • Workplace-based assessments
  • OSCE pass - 7 out of 12 stations and an overall pass

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