HME911 - Medicine 1A


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 4
EFTSL value: 0.500
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H911


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HME101
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are expected to attend all seminars, lectures and practical experiences (clinical skills) which will typically include the equivalent of 40 hours per week for the duration of semester incorporating clinical activities, formal teaching, personal reflection and self-directed learning.


Student Resource requirement

Students to purchase a personal stethoscope - recommended minimum standard Littman Classic 3 

Laptop Computer requirement

Students enrolled in the MD require a wireless-enabled, personal laptop computer to undertake scheduled learning activities. Wireless access to the Deakin network is available within the teaching spaces of the Deakin Medical School.

Information about minimum computer standards will be communicated to students upon acceptance into the MD.

Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

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 are also required to hold a current Working with Children Check and will be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.


HME911 represents Semester 1 of Year 1 of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course and consists of a single unit of four credit points. The unit is structured in two blocks, Human Biology and Infection, Defence and Repair, and within each block the themes of Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice, Public Health Medicine, and Ethics, Law and Professionalism are discussed. Students will also undergo a series of clinical placements in the clinical environment.

Hurdle requirement

Students must pass each block of HME911 (Human Biology and Infection, Defence and Repair) in order to be eligible for an overall pass grade in HME911.

A pass is awarded for each block based on:

  • A cumulative outcome ≥50% of available marks.

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