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.
The RCS Year 4 Guidelines (PDF 1.6 MB) and RCS Year 5 Guidelines (PDF 1.6 MB) provide specific information about RCS program organisation and site specific assessment, as distinct from assessment completed by all School of Medicine (SoM) students 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 the SoM Handbooks. For ease of reference all assessments are explained in these texts.
The UTAS SoM Learning Outcomes (PDF 388.4 KB) apply to all students irrespective of their clinical school location.
The UTAS SoM Year 4 MBBS Handbook (PDF 844.6 KB) and UTAS SoM Year 5 MBBS Handbook (PDF 992.9 KB) 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, Case Based Learning (CBL) Topics, Recommended Resources, Medical Graduate Profile.
Authorised by the Director, Rural Clinical School
20 February, 2012