Course Title: Clinical Medicine 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Clinical Medicine 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Ray Myers

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257263

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

036736 Clinical Medicine 2

Course Description

This course develops understanding of the standard medical approach to diagnosis of conditions that commonly present to primary-contact health care practitioners. In addition indicators of conditions that require referral are covered.
This course also provides support for the student’s developing patient care responsibilities in the student teaching clinics. Specifically the course, in conjunction with MEDS2075 covers the age related range of clinical conditions encountered in osteopathic practice. The course seeks to develop an understanding and appreciation of the pregnant, paediatric, adolescent and elderly patient in society and clinical practice.
The growth, development and ageing processes of the human body, the appropriate history taking processes for various stages of the lifecycle, and the age dependant response of the patient to intervention are covered.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Level 4: At this level of capability application, integration and synthesis of all relevant factors enable unfamiliar situations to be researched and dealt with in an appropriate manner. The clinical applications incorporate all previous approaches to arrive at an appropriate patient care and management plan and the capacity to implement it or oversee it’s implementation.

To be able to diagnose common conditions that affect patients at different stages of life from a medical perspective and to recognise when there is a need for referral

Capabilities contributed to:
FC1 diagnose the patient’s clinical presentation
FC2 perform osteopathic manipulative therapeutic procedures effectively, where appropriate
FC3 apply management strategies in order to produce positive outcomes for patients
KC1 have a basis for understanding the scientific literature in manual medicine and related fields and the ability to put this understanding into effective use
KC2 Information, locating, critically evaluating, managing and using a range of information
KC3 knowledge of when to refer the patient for other medical intervention
PC1 Adopt appropriate behaviours in dealing with patients’ concerns, including socially and ethnically sensitive communication skills and empathy
PC2 Engage personally with a body of knowledge by ongoing learning, reflection and analysis and to implement best practice evidence-base practice where the evidence exists
PC3 Working independently or as part of the team in a multi-disciplinary setting
VC2 Make sound judgements, evidenced-based where possible in order to show duty of care to patients

Overview of Learning Activities

Group discussions and presentation
Self directed learning

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed text:
Copies of recommended texts will be placed on reserve in the Bundoora campus library for the period during which they are likely to be in high demand. Students wanting other references to be placed on reserve should consult the relevant lecturer.

Overview of Assessment

Written examination
Students must pass all examination components to gain an overall pass in the subject.