School Of Medicine

Medicine in PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401281.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 40

Assumed Knowledge
Medical science

Incompatible Units
400977 - Integrated Clinical Rotations 3 400978 - Integrated Clinical Rotations 4 401201 - Integrated Clinical Rotations General

401280 Applied Clinical Sciences 3

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 4758 - Doctor of Medicine.

About this Unit
This capstone experience unit will engage students in professional practice placement rotations drawn from the integrated fields of General Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Health and General Practice. Depending on rotations already taken, and the meeting of minimum clinical training hours requirements of the course, students may have the opportunity for an elective rotation. Students will complete their study in scientific streams, professional and personal development and finalise their Professional Practice Portfolio and MD Scholarly Project. The professional practice students undertaken in Medicine in Practice is approximately 700 hours. (subject to location based placement availability). Travel and accommodation - Students are required to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation and living expenses whilst on clinical placement.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students are required to obtain and provide all necessary documentation to be verified by NSW ClinConnect. This verification is a requirement of the NSW Health Department for all students enrolled in medical programs. If a student fails to produce this documentation to ClinConnect they will not be able to attend hospital and health service teaching sessions, and placements. Attendance is a mandatory requirement of the course to ensure that professional competencies are met. Failure to attend will result in a Fail grade for the unit.

All Students

To be eligible to enrol in and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit:


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:


4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested. Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:


Students must also meet the inherent requirements of the course as outlined in the University of Western Sydney Inherent Requirements for Medicine:


Inherent requirements are personal capabilities which are essential for achieving the learning outcomes of the Course or Unit in a way that will preserve the integrity of the University’s teaching, learning and assessment standards and the accreditation requirements for the course. The Disability Education Standard, Section 3.4 (3) states:

In assessing whether an adjustment to the Course, Unit of the Course or program in which the student is enrolled, or proposes to be enrolled, is reasonable, the provider is entitled to maintain the academic requirements of the Course or program, and other requirements or components that are inherent in or essential to its nature. Note: In providing for students with disabilities, a provider may continue to ensure the integrity of its Courses or programs and assessment requirements and processes, so that those on whom it confers an award can present themselves as having the appropriate knowledge, experience and expertise implicit in the holding of that particular award.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
1. Stethoscope 2. Pencil torch 3. White laboratory coat 4. Watch (with a second hand or display) 5. Closed-in shoes. Travel and Accomodation - Students are required to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the placement.

4758.1Doctor of MedicineCURRENT

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