Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1 CAM201

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be “Verified” as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

Grade

At the completion of CAM201 an IC (Interim Completion) grade is awarded because of the year long nature of some assessments. The result for year two (CAM201 and CAM202 combined) will be released at the end of semester two.

Introduction

CAM201 has a focus on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the basic medical sciences are taught in parallel with clinically focussed material which includes issues relating to population health, health systems and ethics and professionalism. The second year will provide the foundation for a more integrated patient-centred approach to medicine, which will be further developed and emphasised in following years. Communication and clinical skills are introduced, and students will develop history taking and clinical examination skills in parallel with the systems covered. Case Based Learning (CBL) activities will develop clinical reasoning skills and integrate material from all aspects of the curriculum.  Students will also be introduced to important concepts related to data analysis and statistics.  The Kids and Families Program (KFP) continues with students visiting their assigned families twice during first semester.

Summary

Unit name Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1
Unit code CAM201
Credit points 50
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Dr James Crane

Teaching staff

Clinical Co-ordinator: Dr Judi Errey.  Teaching Staff include academic and honorary clinical staff of the School of Medicine.

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060101 $5,650.00 $5,650.00 not applicable $36,224.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

The unit is organised around weekly cases consisting of lectures/presentations, facilitated small group learning sessions, practicals and tutorials. This unit is web-dependent including on-line discussion and assessment. Students will attend clinical attachmentsand community organisations over the course of the semester. Students must be available full time Monday - Friday with some compulsory out of hours activities scheduled throughout the semester.

Assessment
Assessment includes Examinations, Assignments and Other Unit Requirements
Examinations:
  1. Mid semester written exam : Multiple choice questions, extended matching questions, and short answer questions  relating to all material covered up-to and including week 6 or 7 of CAM201 (depending on the position of Easter Break). Closed book - no notes, books or other reference material permitted.
  2. Written Paper 1: This assessment task will test knowledge and understanding of concepts covered in CAM201 relating to Science and Scholarship, Clinical Practice (including CBL and clinical skills), Health and Society, and Professionalism and Leadership. It will comprise a selection of multiple-choice, extended matching items and short answer questions.
    Closed book - no notes, books or other reference material permitted
  3. Written Paper 2 : This assessment task will test knowledge and understanding of concepts covered in CAM201 relating to Science and Scholarship, Clinical Practice (including CBL and clinical skills), Health and Society, and Professionalism and Leadership. This is a written exam, which may include case-based and integrated questions. Closed book - no notes, books or other reference material permitted
  4. Applied Examination: The examination will include identification, explanation and application of knowledge of material learnt over the semester. Questions may include identification and explanation of specimens, slides, micrographs, models, medical images (photos, radiographs, CT, MRI, etc.), charts, laboratory findings, graphs and any other material related to all learning sessions. Closed book - no notes, books or other reference material permitted.
Assignments:
  1. Written assignment
  2. Assignment and presentation.

It is a requirement to submit all assignments as per the CAM201 Unit Outline.

Other Unit Requirements:

Clinical examination and history skills are assessed during a series of clinical competency sessions over the year. Students must demonstrate competency in cardiovascular and respiratory examination and one history competency session in semester one. A pass mark is required in all clinical competencies performed in year 2 (CAM201 and CAM202).

The requirements for the Kids and Families Program, Personal and Professional Development Portfolio (PPD), pharmacology log book interviews, and case-based presentations are listed in the unit outline. All 'Other Unit Requirements' must be completed to a minimum satisfactory standard.

At the completion of CAM201 an IC (Interim Completion) grade is awarded because of the year long nature of some assessments. The mark and grade for Year 2 (CAM201 and CAM202 combined), derived from a weighted total of all examinations, essays and assignments, will be released at the end of semester two. In order to pass CAM201/202, a student must pass the weighted total of all examinations (mid semester and end of semester) across the year, pass the weighted total of essays and assignments across the year, and complete all other unit requirements satisfactorily.

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Textbooks

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