Courses & Units

Medicine Year 5 - 5A CAM518

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.


This unit is an integrated Clinical Placement year. Students are placed in a range of clinical attachments. Student learning outcomes are organised to deliver the Australian Medical Council, AMC, medical student outcomes. This unit is integrated with the programme in the previous year of the course. Case based learning sessions will cover core clinical issues and will be delivered by a mixture of learning opportunities and will require a self-directed learning approaches. The MBBS curriculum uses the AMC 4 domains as an organising principle under which the outcomes are assessed. The 4 domains are: Science and Scholarship (the medical graduate as scientist and scholar), Clinical Practice (the medical graduate as practitioner), Health and Society (the medical graduate as a health advocate) and Professionalism and Leadership (the medical graduate as a professional and leader). On completion of CAM518 students receive an IC (Interim Completion) result. The final result for this unit is granted on completion of CAM519.

Students are required to enrol concurrently in CAM518 and CAM519.

In order to commence workplace learning outside of the University of Tasmania (including clinical placements and visits) students are required to demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health and School of Medicine policies relevant to workplace based learning. These include the Police Check Policy and Procedures, Infectious Disease Policy, Code of Conduct and Student Placement Agreement. Students who do not comply with these policies will not be placed or will be removed from placements and therefore will not be able to complete this unit. Students who have not complied or are unsure of the policies should seek guidance from the School.


Unit name Medicine Year 5 - 5A
Unit code CAM518
Credit points 50
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Hobart: Prof Richard Turner Launceston: A/Prof Kim Rooney and Dr Brooke Sheldon; RCS Burnie: A/Prof Lizzi Shires.

Teaching staff

Teaching will be conducted by academic members of the clinical disciplines of the School of Medicine. Consultants from the Royal Hobart Hospital, the Launceston General Hospital, the North West Regional Hospital Burnie, the Mersey Community Hospital and affiliated private and public hospitals, General Practitioners and health services will also teach into the program.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only) On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only) On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only) 1/2/2021 2/3/2021 16/4/2021 27/6/2021

* 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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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $5,650.00 $5,650.00 not applicable $36,224.00

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Teaching Pattern

Students should attend this Unit at their allocated Clinical School.


Formative Assessment:Portfolio of Learning The formative components of the portfolio may vary across the three clinical schools. There are essential components of the portfolio which are common to all schools and become part of the summative exit assessment. There would normally be a review of portfolios conducted at Clinical School level to monitor progress. OSCE: Formative OSCE assessments will be held during the year.

Summative Assessment: All three clinical schools share common summative assessment tasks. This will consist of clinical (OSCE) components and portfolio assessment, including a summative portfolio interview. (See handbook for detailed criteria).Students are expected to maintain a PORTFOLIO over the entire year. This includes: -1. an assessment for each clinical attachment longer than 2 weeks signed off by the supervising senior medical clinician based on performance during the attachment, including performance in any assessment tasks set by the discipline concerned during the attachment;2. a log-book of clinical skills, in which is recorded information about procedures observed and/or performed during the hospital and community placements, including documentation of competency in specified procedural skills; 100% of the skills must be signed off by the end of 5th year;3. one reflective piece, totalling a minimum of 2000 and a maximum of 3000 words, that assesses the Domain of Health and Society and the Domain of Professionalism and Leadership;4. completion of a minimum of 10 mini-CEX assessments from at least 4 disciplines with 2 for each major rotation;5. a total of two (2) long case histories of 3000 words each on the following topics: 1) Chronic illness with a focus on complex therapeutics and 2) Emergency Medicine/Acute Care case;6. evidence of active involvement in Educational Activities and Community Engagement;7. evidence of participation in integrated case-based learning session and learning tasks;8. elective and selective assessment forms and reports. Students must achieve a satisfactory rating for each portfolio item. All elements of the portfolio must be submitted one (1) month prior to the summative assessment interview (aside from the final assessment for the student's last rotation, which must be summited within 1 week of completion), or the candidate will be deemed to have failed the course. The assessment of the portfolio at interview will consist of questions based on the content of the portfolio. Failure to submit a completed portfolio will exclude a student from the interview, and result in a failure of the year. Students are advised to consult their particular Clinical School Guidelines for the deadlines for submission of portfolio components.

To PASS the year overall requires: achieving the desired competency in the OSCE stations examined; and obtaining a satisfactory achievement in all elements of the portfolio submission and in the summative portfolio interview.

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