HME942 - Medicine 4B


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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 HME941



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 5 week rotations) which incorporates clinical activities, formal teaching, personal reflection and self-directed learning.


Students enrol at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) but will be based at one of the following Clinical Schools: Eastern Health, Geelong, Warrnambool or Ballarat.

The fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine course consists of two semester units of four credit points each (HME941 and HME942), which are combined into a single unit of eight credit points.

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.


In Year 4 HME941 and HME942, students undertake a clinical attachment to one of four clinical schools. Throughout year 4, students undertake five rotations at hospitals and other sites attached to the clinical schools: Emergency Medicine, Aged Care/ Palliative Care/ Rehabilitation, Intensive Care/ Anaesthetics, Mental Health and General Practice, as well as an Extended Studies Program, an Elective and the Pre-Internship. Students are also required to complete a period of placement at a rural site.

Hurdle requirement

  • Evidence Application Assessment (EAA) – (Pass/Fail)
  • Research Scholar Program (RSP) – (Pass/Fail) 
  • Workplace-based Assessments (WBA) – (Pass/Fail) 
  • Targeted Intern Performance of Skills (TIPS) – (Pass/Fail) 
  • Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) - (Pass/Fail)

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