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    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.

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    Paper title Medicine Second Year
    Subject Medicine
    EFTS 0.975
    Points 120 points
    Teaching period Full Year (14 February 2024 - 3 November 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $16,954.28
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    MB ChB

    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.


    Full Year (14 February 2024 - 3 November 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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