About this course
|Award title||Doctor of Medicine|
|Year & campus||2020 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||400 credit points|
|Duration||48 months full-time|
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a four year graduate entry medical course. The first year of the course combines bioscience, clinical skills, professional practice with First Nations Health, population health and clinical communication learning in a casebased context to develop the foundations of biomedical knowledge and skills required for subsequent years. Years 2 and 3 of the course build on key clinical skills and knowledge from Year 1 learning in a full time clinical context, focusing on a broad range of patient encounters in a wide variety of settings. In Year 4 students complete a research project in an area of their interest. The second semester of Year 4 is a capstone semester in which students consolidate their learning in preparation for their imminent entry into the health care workforce. A yearly student conference provides opportunities for broader disciplinary and inter-disciplinary learning and rural rotations available to all students provide opportunities to experience clinical training in a rural setting.
Students will also have the option of completing an elective placement outside of their allocated clinical school to broaden their understanding of health care by exploring another area or setting in greater depth.
Last updated: 16 March 2020