HME931 - Medicine 3A

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Medicine 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 - Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, H911 - Doctor of Medicine
Prerequisite: HME922
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HME301
  1. ^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.
  2. The third year of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course consists of two integrated semester units of four credit points each (HME931 and HME932). Students must complete both units in sequence in order to successfully transition to the fourth year of the course.
  3. Upon completion of HME931 students are awarded an initial grade of RP (Result not applicable) and are graded for both units at the completion of HME932.

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.


HME931 represents the first half (Semester 1) of Year 3 of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course. The two semesters of Year 3 are combined into an integrated year-long program of study of 8 credit points. Students are attached to one of five clinical schools to further develop their knowledge and skills in clinical medicine. Students will either rotate through the clinical disciplines of Medicine, Surgery, Children’s Health and Women’s Health, at hospitals and other clinical sites, or are attached to a rural general practice where the exposure to each of the rotations is conducted longitudinally in an integrated manner. For all students, a period of placement at a rural site is a requirement.

The grading of HME931 is combined with HME932 so that a year grade is awarded only after assessments in all rotations and themes have occurred at the end of the year.


Students are required to satisfactorily complete all rotations and must pass each theme, rotation, and the end of Year 3 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to progress to HME941. Students are required to meet the attendance requirements of each of the six clinical rotations or the longitudinal clerkship during HME931 and HME932 and to demonstrate competence in clinical assessments and assessment tasks.

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


Students who are accepted into H911 Doctor of Medicine 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.

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