HME922 - Medicine 2B


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Medicine Semester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 4
EFTSL value: 0.500
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H311 - Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, H911 - Doctor of Medicine
Prerequisite: Must have passed HME921
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HME202
Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are expected to attend all seminars, classes, clinical skills and problem based learning activities 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.


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.


HME922 represents Semester 2 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: Brain and Behaviour, and Transition to Clinical Practice. Within each block the three themes of Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice, Public Health Medicine, and Ethics, Law and Professionalism are explored. Students will also undergo a series of clinical placements, including dedicated rural placements.

Hurdle requirement

Students must pass two hurdles to be eligible for an overall pass grade in HME922:

  1. cumulative performance across a series of written and practical assessment tasks, and
  2. the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Students must pass each of the two assessment hurdles in order to be eligible for an overall pass grade in HME922.

Further information is available to enrolled students in the Unit Guide and Course Guide.

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