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MICN201 Medicine Second Year

The Early Learning in Medicine (ELM) programme (years 2 and 3) continues the medical science learning that began in Health Sciences First Year (Medical Science modules) while introducing students to patients, their communities and their points of view (early professional experience, integrated cases and clinical skills modules). The learning emphasis in ELM is active and collaborative; integrated; and contextually and community based.

Paper title Medicine Second Year
Paper code MICN201
Subject Medicine
EFTS 0.975
Points 120 points
Teaching period Full Year (15 February 2023 - 27 October 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $16,492.13
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Admission to the Second-Year classes in Medicine is determined by the Medical Admissions Committee, Division of Health Sciences.

Teaching staff

Various academic staff from the Otago Medical School (including School of Biomedical Sciences and Dunedin Medical Campus).

Paper Structure
  • Medical Science modules
  • Early Professional Experience module
  • Integrated Cases module
  • Clinical Skills module
Teaching Arrangements
In ELM, students spend about 45% of their time in formal teaching situations (lectures, labs) and about 15% in small groups (case tutorials, supervised patient contact), with the remaining 40% of non-contact time allocated to independent learning.

Textbook lists are updated annually and will be provided early in the academic year.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The Early Learning in Medicine (ELM) programme (years 2 and 3) introduces the scientific foundations and professional basis of medicine and allows students to apply them within clinically relevant situations.

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Full Year (15 February 2023 - 27 October 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system