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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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.


CAM202 builds on preceding units by introducing the student to the gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive systems. Students will explore clinical conditions associated with these systems and develop an understanding of the relevant basic medical sciences in the context of common clinical conditions associated with these systems. Students will learn history taking and clinical examination skills in relation to the gastrointestinal and renal systems and continue to develop skills in history taking and clinical examination of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Introductory clinical sessions on the reproductive systems will also occur. Through the CBL cases, students will further develop their diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills. The unit will consolidate much of the knowledge and skills obtained in the preceding three units and provide the foundation for a more integrated and systems based approach to medicine and health care, which will be further developed and emphasised in following years.
Students will complete a ‘rural week’ placement in a rural district of the state during the semester.

Summary 2021

Unit name Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2
Unit code CAM202
Credit points 50
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Dr Mark Ambrose

Teaching staff

Clinical Coordinator: 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



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Teaching Pattern

The unit is organised around weekly cases consisting of lectures, presentations, small group learning sessions, practicals and tutorials. The number of hours varies each week depending on the number of lectures and practical sessions. This unit is web-dependent including on-line discussion and formative and summative assessment tasks. Students will develop clinical examination skills in a working environment. Students must be available full time Monday - Friday with some compulsory out of hours activities scheduled throughout the semester.

Assessment includes Examinations, Assignments and Other Unit Requirements.

Mid semester written examination and end of semester examinations including two written papers and an applied examination. These examinations assess the lecture, clinical, practical, tutorial and dissection-based material using multiple choice, extended-matching, short answer and case-based integrated questions. A four station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will cover clinical examination and communication skills over CAM201 and CAM202.All examinations must be attempted.


It is a requirement to submit all assignments as per the CAM202 Unit Outline.

Other Unit Requirements:

Clinical examination and history skills are assessed during a series of clinical competency sessions over the year. In semester two, students must demonstrate competency in the gastrointestinal examination and one history competency session. 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, Case-Based Learning (CBL) participation and presentations, rural week attendance and report, and external visits are listed in the unit outline. All Other Unit Requirements must be completed to a minimum satisfactory standard in order to be eligible to progress to third year.

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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