MEDI 4004 Integrated Clinical Rotations General (ICR General)

Credit Points 120

Legacy Code 401201

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Description This is a 120 credit point year-long subject taken over two terms (60 credit points in each term). Integrated Clinical Rotations General is a specific subject for students who have deficiencies in performance at the end of Integrated Clinical Rotations 3 or who have not completed Integrated Clinical Rotations 2 and Integrated Clinical Rotations 3. The content will be tailored to each student to enable them to achieve competence in medicine. The subject will run from the middle of one year to the middle of the following year and the examination assessment will be held in conjunction with Integrated Clinical Rotations 3.

School Medicine

Discipline General Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 60cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MEDI 3003

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7789 - Integrated Clinical Rotations (General)


Stuudents 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. As years 3-5 of the MBBS program are an integrated whole, and students will undertake various aspects of the clinical programs asynchronously in any of the three years, it is not possible to divide the learning outcomes on year by year basis. However, each of the attachments will have their own learning outcomes which will be made explicit to students in Learning Guides.

Subject Content

1. Evidence based medicine project
2. 10 weeks of Medicine in a hospital practicum (2 x 5 week attachment) and
3. 10 weeks of Surgery in a hospital practicum (2 x 5 week attachment) and
4. 5 weeks Critical Care in a hospital practicum and
5. Paediatrics attachment in a hospital practicum and
6. Conference weeks x 2 (Conference Weeks 5.1 and 5.2)
7. PPD via a log book of weekly clinical activities and weekly self-reflection

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 30-60 minutes 50 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
Professional Placement Performance 5 stations completed during attachment. Minimum 1,500 words. 1.5 hours 10 Y Individual
Essay Minimum 2,000 words and oral presentation 2.5 Y Individual
Learning Contract Throughout subject S/U Y Individual
Participation Throughout subject S/U Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • The MBBS is an integrated 5-year professional entry program that 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

2nd Half (2023)



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1st Half (2024)



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