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Medicine term

        1. Medicine term

Medicine term

Requirements of the post

  • The completion of a full term (10–12 weeks) in a general medicine discipline with a satisfactory level of performance confirmed by your supervisor.
  • Rotations may include cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology, endocrinology, geriatrics, rheumatology, renal, dermatology, neurology and ICU.
  • Clinical experience, including:
    • managing inpatients with a range of medical conditions, including acute and chronic conditions
    • screening patients for common diseases
    • discussing healthcare behaviours with patients.
  • If completing an equivalent medicine term, it should offer a broad medical experience.

Specific competencies to be covered

  • Diagnosis and management of a range of common acute and chronic diseases and presentations, including:
    • bacterial infections (eg urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bacteraemia, sinusitis)
    • viral infections (eg upper respiratory tract infections, pneumonia)
    • cardiovascular disease (eg ischaemic heart disease, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure)
    • diabetes (types 1 and 2)
    • aged care.
  • Patient-centred communication.
  • Informed and shared decision-making.
  • Identifying and managing sick patients.
  • Effective interactions with other health professionals to provide high quality care for patients.
  • Effective communication in teams.
  • Working with emergency and critical care teams.
  • Critical thinking and incident prevention.