• Offered by School of Medicine and Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Medicine
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Janelle Hamilton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2023
    See Future Offerings

See https://www.anu.edu.au/covid-19-advice. This course includes on campus/in person activities that cannot be adjusted for remote participants.

IMU Education has established a medical university known as the International Medical University in Malaysia with the view of collaborating with the ANU to offer a joint programme in medical education which is to be conducted partly at IMU and partly at the ANU Medical School. 

The programme will entail a two part medical course, the first comprising of a 3 1/2 year course leading to the award of Bachelor of Medical Sciences will be completed at IMU and the second comprising of a 2 year course to be conducted at the ANU.

In order to equip and prepare students for Year 3 of the MChD programme, the Non Award IMU Clinical Experience Bridging Course will introduce students to general concepts in communications skills, clinical diagnostic skills and procedural skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

On completion of this course students can expect to have:

  • An understanding of the therapeutic nature of the patient-doctor relationship and the impact on that relationship of the individual characteristics of both patient and doctor.
  • The ability to listen and to identify concerns of patients, families and carers and to respond to those concerns using whatever means are necessary for effective communication.
  • The ability to accurately and sensitively elicit and interpret clinical symptoms and signs and to use this information to guide further investigations.
  • The ability to perform certain basic clinical procedures, particularly those which are commonly or vital in life-threatening situations.
  • An understanding of the role of evidence-based medicine in their daily practice, whether this be with individual patients, populations or both.
  • Appropriate skills in record taking, organisation and management of information and the use of information technology.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will include Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and Cllinical Excercises on the ward. 

OSCE - Objective Structured Clinical Examination

This examination assesses your ability to communicate with patients, performa a physical examination or a clinical procedure and describe physical signs of disease.  Typically the examination includeds a number of stations each of which comprises a specific task.  An assessor will observe your examination technique and question you about the physical signs according to defined criteria.

Clinical Exercises

These are foundation clinical skills that will be taught and assessed during clinical days.  They will provide you with an opportunity to develop individual aspects of your clinical skills for informal feedback.

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2 week full-time intensive workload.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts however session guides will be provided.


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:
3 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.

3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $2580
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $3420
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1268 09 Jan 2023 09 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 In Person N/A

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