• Offered by School of Medicine and Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Medicine
  • Areas of interest Medicine
  • Work Integrated Learning Other
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Louise Stone
    • Christine Phillips
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
    Second Semester 2024
    See Future Offerings

This course will assess student compliance with the stated expectations of professionalism, which are described in the learning outcome statements and the ANU Medical Student Code of Conduct. ANU medical students are required to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour consistent with the standards expected of the medical profession, students of the University and the expectations of the public. These outcomes detail the standard of professional behaviour expected of students undertaking courses at the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology.

MEDI8011, MEDI8012, MEDI8015, MEDI8020, MEDI8025 and either MEDI8022 or MEDI8023 form part of Phase 1 of the MCHD program.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Act in a respectful and courteous manner towards patients, other students, staff, and members of the public.
  2. Observe confidentiality and privacy requirements.
  3. Obtain informed consent from patients and volunteer patients where necessary.
  4. Participate in a constructive and cooperative manner within group learning activities and course activities.
  5. Carry out the reasonable directions of teaching/supervisory staff.
  6. Be punctual and meet the expected attendance requirements.
  7. Demonstrate reflective practice and self-appraisal, including awareness of one’s own clinical competence and preparedness to act within that competence.
  8. Demonstrate safe practice in accordance with available evidence and institutional policies.
  9. Describe and explain the place of peer review in safe professional practice, agree upon specific assessment criteria for their year group and experience the impact of peer review and feedback on their professional development in a coherent learning experience.
  10. Demonstrate behaviour that displays sensitivity to cultural diversity, gender, disability and illness, religious, sexual preference and/or racial differences and is in accordance with ethical and legal responsibilities.

Work Integrated Learning


Students may engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a component of the course

Indicative Assessment

  1. Formal Peer review (Hurdle) (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,10]
  2. Formal Clinical tutor appraisal (Hurdle) (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
  3. Formal Peer review (Hurdle) (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,10]
  4. Formal Clinical tutor appraisal (Hurdle) (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
  5. Completion of Kuracloud lessons (Hurdle) (0) [LO 7,10]
  6. No adverse findings from the SMP Professional Behaviours Committee (Hurdle) (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


This course must be enrolled in twice over two consecutive semesters.

As a co-requisite, zero unit course, the workload is covered in the co-requisite.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements for the ANU Doctor of Medicine and Surgery are guided by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand Inclusive Medical Education guidance note:


  • Medical students will be expected to demonstrate capabilities consistent with those of a medical professional, including a commitment to making the care of patients their priority, and to practise safely and effectively, treat people with dignity and respect, and be aware of the limits of their own knowledge, skills and health. They will also be required to comply with the law, regulations and any other university codes or policies.

Insight into their own health and behaviour

  • Medical students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to recognise when they experience poor health and put in place effective processes to ensure their own health or behaviours do not pose a risk to others.

Team work

  • Medical students will be expected to work willingly and cohesively as part of a team, taking responsibility for their actions as well as recognising and respecting the skills of other professionals.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be active in the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (8950XMCHD) and concurrently enrolled in MEDI8020.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3493 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8462 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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