HME921 - Medicine 2A


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 H311, H911

Must have passed HME912

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HME201
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

Online (Zoom) lectures in weeks 1-18 
On-campus seminars, (practical experiences (clinical skills), tutorials and practical experiences (workshops))


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.


HME921 represents Semester 1 of Year 2 of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course and consists of a single unit of four credit points. The unit is structured in two blocks, Endocrine and Lifecycle and Musculoskeletal and Metabolism, and within each block the themes of Medical Science and Clinical Practice, Public Health Medicine, Indigenous Health and Ethics, Law and Professionalism are explored. Students will also undergo a series of clinical placements in the clinical environment.

Hurdle requirement

A pass is awarded for each block based on a cumulative outcome ≥50% of available marks in addition to obtaining a passing grade in ≥4 assessment tasks in the Endocrine and Lifecycle block, and obtaining a passing grade in ≥5 assessment tasks in the Musculoskeletal and Metabolism block.

Students must pass each block of HME921 (Endocrine and Lifecycle and Musculoskeletal and Metabolism) in order to be eligible for an overall pass grade in HME921.

Unit Fee Information

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