MEDI 4002 Integrated Clinical Rotations 3

Credit Points 40

Legacy Code 400977

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Description The Subject Outline for this subject can be found by clicking on the "Current MBBS, MD Subject Outlines" link in the left-hand menu. Integrated Clinical Rotation 3 is the first session of the third major clinical year of the MB BS program. It consists of five weeks in each Medicine, Surgery, General Practice or Indigenous Health or ICU, ED & Anaesthetics. There will also be two Conference weeks where all students will be based at either Campbelltown Campus, Macarthur Clinical School or Blacktown Clinical School. Students will be based at a number of appropriate hospitals throughout Sydney. Students will also undertake two online learning modules (Scientific Streams). Students will also undertake a reflective portfolio. The subject outline is available from the link on the left-hand menu.

School Medicine

Discipline General Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 40cp

Check your HECS Band contribution amount via the Fees page.

Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MEDI 4001


Students must be enrolled in 4641 Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Patient Care: Provides patient centred care as a member of an interdisciplinary team under appropriate supervision; Communication, Patient Assessment, Patient Management.
  2. Health in the Community: Promotes the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations, with particular focus on Greater Western Sydney, rural, regional and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia; Determinants of Health & Illness; Health Needs; Health Care Systems; Health Promotion; Indigenous Health.
  3. Personal and professional development: Demonstrates and develops professional skills, responsibilities and attitudes; Ethical Practice, Teamwork, Learning & Teaching, Personal Needs, Medical humanities.
  4. Scientific basis of medicine: Develops and applies a sound understanding of the scientific foundations (social, basic and clinical) of medical practice; Applies Science to Practice, Uses Evidence, Research.

Subject Content

1. Elective (Five weeks)
2. Five weeks of Medicine in a hospital practicum and
3. Five weeks of Surgery in a hospital practicum and
4. Five weeks of General Practice in a practicum or
5. Five weeks of Indigenous Health in a community practicum or
6. Five weeks of ICU, ED & Anaesthetics in a hospital practicum
7. Conference weeks x 2, including one in the last week of Teaching
8. Two Scientific Streams ? on line learning packages appropriate to rotation (25 hours each)

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites Pre-requisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

To be eligible to enrol in this subject and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Program Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

  1.  Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
  2.  Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
  3.  Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
  4.  Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Placement Performance 1a 30-60mins each 1b 30-60mins each 5 Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 2a 30-60mins 2b 30-60mins 5 Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 3.1a N/A 3.1b N/A 3.1c 2000 - 2500 S/U Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 3.2a 30-60mins 3.2b 30-60mins 3.2c throughout attachment 3.2d 30-60mins S/U Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 3.3a 30-60mins 3.3b 30-60mins S/U Y Individual
Short Answer 2 hours 12.5 Y Individual
Multiple Choice 2 hours 12.5 Y Individual
Multiple Choice 2 hours 12.5 Y Individual
Essay 7a 300 words per entry 7b Essay - 1500 words 12.5 Y Individual
Quiz 50 hours S/U Y Individual
Learning Contract Semester Long S/U Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 40 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • The Western Sydney University MBBS is an integrated 5 year professional entry program which emphasizes life-long and self-directed learning. Accordingly, there are no prescribed textbooks for subjects in the MBBS program. A list of recommended textbooks is available in the subject Learning Guide.

Teaching Periods

1st Half (2022)



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1st Half (2023)



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