- Code MEDI8020A
- Unit Value 21 units
A masters level course offered by the ANU Medical School as part of the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD).
This course encompasses the second year of the ANU medical program. During year 2 students study the digestive system, circulatory system, haematology and immunity, musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Students also learn about pathological processes of metabolic imbalance, inherited disease, infection, immunity, neoplasm and degenerative disease. Students continue their learning of the themes and frameworks of the ANU medical program in the context of the physiological systems and the associated population and social determinants of health and medical ethics and the law. The Consolidation block is designed to synthesise the learning of Phase 1 in preparation for learning in clinical environments in Phase 2.
Course Structure and Content
Block 4: Musculoskeletal and Neuroscience
Block 5: Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Block 6: Haematology, Oncology and Infectious
Block 7: Consolidation
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- (During Phase 1) Develop an understanding of normal human biology, the range of factors affecting health and disease, and the skills and tools needed to obtain, analyse and apply information that is relevant to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; develop competency in history taking and clinical examination in preparation for Phase 2 as well as develop effective methods of knowledge and skill acquisition to meet their individual learning needs.
- (At the end of Block 4) Describe and explain the structure and function of the muscles, bone and joints, the peripheral nervous system, and the central nervous system.
- (At the end of Block 5) Describe and explain the structure and function of the gastrointestinal system and the role of nutrition in promoting health and preventing disease.
- (At the end of Block 6) Describe and explain the haemopoietic and immune systems and the fundamentals of oncology.
- (During Block 7) integrate learning from Blocks 1 to 6 and apply their knowledge and skills to derive a better understanding of complex, multi-system diseases.
Other InformationThe Medicine 2 course is split into MEDI8020A and MEDI8020B for administration purposes only. The ANU Medical School views Medicine 2 as the course for year 2, particularly in regards to learning outcomes and assessment.
- End of Block 4 MCQ (10) [LO 1,2]
- End of Block 5 MCQ (5) [LO 1,3]
- End of semester 1 written examination (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- End of Block 6 MCQ (10) [LO 1,4]
- Professionalism and Leadership Assignment (5) [LO 1]
- Population Health Assignment (5) [LO 1]
- Final Examination (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Block 7 Formative online training modules and assessments (0) [LO 1,5]
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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WorkloadStudents are expected to devote a minimum of 40 hours per week to scheduled course activities and independent study. Scheduled activities, some of which have minimum compulsory attendance requirements, comprise 20-22 hours per week.
To be determined.
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- Unit value:
- 21 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3809||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|