Courses & Units

Medicine Year 5 - 5A CAM524


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 CAM524
Credit points 50
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Anthea Dallas
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only) 31/1/2022 1/3/2022 16/4/2022 26/6/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of established and evolving biological, clinical, epidemiological, social, and behavioural sciences. 1.2 Apply core medical and scientific knowledge to individual patients, populations and health systems. 1.3 Describe the aetiology, pathology, clinical features, natural history and prognosis of common and important presentations at all stages of life. 1.4 Access, critically appraise, interpret and apply evidence from the medical and scientific literature. 1.5 Apply knowledge of common scientific methods to formulate relevant research questions and select applicable study designs. 1.6 Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, evidence-based practice and the generation of new scientific knowledge.
  • 2.1 Demonstrate by listening, sharing and responding, the ability to communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patients, their family/carers, doctors and other health professionals. 2.2 Elicit an accurate, organised and problem-focussed medical history, including family and social occupational and lifestyle features, from the patient, and other sources. 2.3 Perform a full and accurate physical examination, including a mental state examination, or a problemfocused examination as indicated. 2.4 Integrate and interpret findings from the history and examination, to arrive at an initial assessment including a relevant differential diagnosis. Discriminate between possible differential diagnoses, justify the decisions taken and describe the processes for evaluating these. 2.5 Select and justify common investigations, with regard to the pathological basis of disease, utility, safety and cost effectiveness, and interpret their results. 2.6 Select and perform safely a range of common procedural skills. 2.7 Make clinical judgements and decisions based on the available evidence. Identify and justify relevant management options alone or in conjunction with colleagues, according to level of training and experience. 2.8 Elicit patients’ questions and their views, concerns and preferences, promote rapport, and ensure patients’ full understanding of their problem(s). Involve patients in decision making and planning their treatment, including communicating risk and benefits of management options. 2.9 Provide information to patients, and family/carers where relevant, to enable them to make a fully informed choice among various diagnostic, therapeutic and management options. 2.10 Integrate prevention, early detection, health maintenance and chronic condition management where relevant into clinical practice. 2.11 Prescribe medications safely, effectively and economically using objective evidence. Safely administer other therapeutic agents including fluid, electrolytes, blood products and selected inhalational agents. 2.12 Recognise and assess deteriorating and critically unwell patients who require immediate care. Perform common emergency and life support procedures, including caring for the unconscious patient and performing CPR. 2.13 Describe the principles of care for patients at the end of their lives, avoiding unnecessary investigations or treatment, and ensuring physical comfort including pain relief, psychosocial support and other components of palliative care. 2.14 Place the needs and safety of patients at the centre of the care process. Demonstrate safety skills including infection control, graded assertiveness, adverse event reporting and effective clinical handover. 2.15 Retrieve, interpret and record information effectively in clinical data systems (both paper and electronic).
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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 $5,700.00 $5,700.00 not applicable $36,224.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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CAM419 OR CAM432 OR CAM434 OR CAM436


AssessmentTest or quiz|Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)|Assignment (100%)|Portfolio
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