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MICN301 Medicine Third Year

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

The Early Learning in Medicine (ELM) programme (years 2 and 3) continues the medical science learning which began in Health Sciences First Year (Medical Science Module) while introducing students to patients, their communities and their points of view (early professional experience, integrated cases and clinical skills). The learning emphasis in ELM is active and collaborative; integrated; and contextually and community based. The introduction to patients and patient context take place in a combination of the Early Professional Experience (EPE), Integrated Cases and Clinical Skills Programme Modules. Within EPE, students visit patients in their own homes, work in a nursing home and interview volunteer patients from the Friends of the Medical School. Clinical Skills sessions provide opportunities to learn and practise clinical skills (consultation skills, physical examination and practical procedures) and to develop basic clinical reasoning.

Paper title Medicine Third Year
Paper code MICN301
Subject Medicine
EFTS 0.9750
Points 120 points
Teaching period Full Year (17 February 2020 - 30 October 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $15,610.73
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $77,968.80

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Limited to
Successful progression from MICN 201.
Teaching staff
Various academic and clinical staff from the Otago Medical School (including the School of Biomedical Sciences - BMS, Dunedin School of Medicine - DSM, University of Otago Christchurch - UOC, and University of Otago Wellington - UOW) and associated District Health Boards and regional and community organisations.
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
ELM 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 (17 February 2020 - 30 October 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system