HME932 - Medicine 3B


2022 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

Must have passed HME931



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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are expected to attend all rotation requirements which will typically include the equivalent of 40 hours per week for the duration of each rotation (6 x 7 week rotations) which incorporates clinical activities, formal teaching, personal reflection and self-directed learning.

  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 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.


HME932 represents the second half (Semester 2) 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.

Hurdle requirement

  • Knowledge Test – 27.5% (Hurdle) - Students must pass the Knowledge test to be eligible to progress to HME941
  • Research Scholar Program – 12.5% (Hurdle) - Students must pass the cumulative RSP assessment tasks to be eligible to progress to HME941.
  • OSCE – 30% (Hurdle) - Students must pass the OSCE (with an aggregate score ≥50% and ≥7 stations passed) to be eligible to progress to HME941.
  • Workplace-based Assessments – 30% (Hurdle) - The Year 3 Workplace-based Assessments comprise a series of assessment tasks undertaken in the clinical environment and associated with the six clinical rotations for the year. Students must pass the cumulative aggregation of these assessment tasks to be eligible to progress to HME941.


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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