Teaching in the hospital setting is an important part of the MBBS course at every year, culminating in the last two clinical years of the course.
Rural Clinical School (RCS) students rotate through a series of discipline based hospital attachments, with final year students undertaking longer attachments where they 'buddy' with the Intern.
Learning and Teaching in the Hospital Setting
The RCS Year 4 and 5 Guidelines (PDF 4.5 MB) provide specific information about RCS program organisation and site specific assessment, as distinct from assessment completed by all students in Medicine programs irrespective of the location of their Clinical School.
The RCS has developed these assessments to reflect specific objectives around preparing students for medical practice within a rural context. They augment those detailed in UTAS Medicine Handbooks. For ease of reference all assessments are explained in these texts.
The UTAS Medicine Year 4 MBBS Handbook (PDF 4.4 MB) and UTAS Medicine Year 5 MBBS Handbook (PDF 4.6 MB) give a description of the total content of the programs with areas of particular interest to teaching clinicians such as: Changing Philosophy of Medical Education, Clinical Attachments and their learning outcomes, Case Based Learning (CBL) Topics, Recommended Resources, Medical Graduate Profile.