The Doctor of Medicine (MD) runs over four years.
For Years 1 and 2, you will be based at a Flinders University campus in either Adelaide or Darwin. Clinical rotations of years 3 and 4 may be undertaken at various locations primarily in South Australia or the Northern Territory. There are three major themes integrated into all four years.
Doctor and Patient
You will learn practical communication, examination and procedural clinical skills essential for effective interactions between doctors and patients – and for constructive interaction with other health professionals.
In this area, you learn in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Unit and small group tutorials with clinical tutors.
Knowledge of Health and Illness
You will develop knowledge of the structure, function and development of the human body at all levels.
This will expand to teach you the causes and consequences of disease, injury and abnormal development; and of evidence-based strategies for treatment and prevention of disease.
Health Professions and Society
You will consider health and illness in the wider contexts of family, cultural group, community and political and economic influences in society.
You will focus on the ethical and legal frameworks for medicine and on personal and interpersonal skills appropriate to lifetime medical practice.