• Offered by ANU Medical School
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Medicine
  • Areas of interest Medicine
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (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.
  4. (At the end of Block 6) Describe and explain the haemopoietic and immune systems and the fundamentals of oncology.
  5. (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 Information

The 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. End of Block 4 MCQ (10) [LO 1,2]
  2. End of Block 5 MCQ (5) [LO 1,3]
  3. End of semester 1 written examination (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. End of Block 6 MCQ (10) [LO 1,4]
  5. Professionalism and Leadership Assignment (5) [LO 1]
  6. Population Health Assignment (5) [LO 1]
  7. Final Examination (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  8. Block 7 Formative online training modules and assessments (0) [LO 1,5]

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Students 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.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined.

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to http://medicalschool.anu.edu.au/students/


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
21 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

21.00 0.43750
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $17430
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $37254
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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