Phase 2

 

At St Vincent's Clinical School, Phase 2 students complete four terms:

Adult Health 1

By using authentic clinical or practical experiences as the basis for learning, students will build upon their understanding of the internal and external mechanisms that maintain health or lead to disease. In addition, students will develop understandings of the clinical aspects of relevant illnesses, whilst extending their capabilities in communication with, and physical examination of, patients with specified health issues. Major organ systems such as the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems, will be studied in a clinical context covering acute, chronic and complex presentations, supported by teaching in the basic and social sciences.

Adult Health 2

By using authentic clinical or practical experiences as the basis for learning, students will build upon their understanding of the internal and external mechanisms that maintain health or lead to disease. In addition, students will develop understandings of the clinical aspects of relevant illnesses, whilst extending their capabilities in communication with, and physical examination of, patients with specified health issues. Major systems such as the locomotor, musculoskeletal and neurological systems as well as specific senses and metabolic diseases, will be studied in a clinical context covering acute, chronic and complex presentations, supported by teaching in the basic and social sciences.

Oncology & Palliative Care

By using authentic clinical or practical experiences as the basis for learning, students will build upon their understanding of the specific health issues faced by patients with cancer. In addition, students will develop understandings of the clinical aspects of oncology, whilst extending their capabilities in communication with, and physical examination of, patients with specified health issues. Typical clinical issues encountered will include simple and complex co-morbidity problems in common cancer medicine, palliative care and terminal illness.

Geriatrics & Rehabilition

y using authentic clinical or practical experiences as the basis for learning, students will build upon their understanding of the specific health issues faced by elders that they established in phase 1. In addition, students will develop understandings of the clinical aspects of illnesses occurring in elders, whilst extending their capabilities in communication with, and physical examination of, patients with specified health issues. Typical clinical issues encountered will include complex co-morbidity problems in elders, chronic illness and disability, degenerative diseases including arthritis and dementia, rehabilitation, palliative care and cancer medicine, stroke, vascular disease, and terminal illness.

 

Refer to eMed for Phase 2 timetables. Bedside Tutorial information will be provided at Orientation.

Should you have any concerns about your scheduled teaching at St Vincent's Clinical School, please contact the Clinical School Administration.