learning in Early Learning in Medicine and develop, for a further three years, the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for professional practice. Its overarching aims are to:
More specifically, it prepares students to:
- Prepare graduates to undertake initial clinical practice as a medical practitioner under supervision
- Prepare graduates to undertake further study in any branch of medicine
- Further develop their knowledge of basic sciences relevant to clinical medicine and integrate this with clinical practice.
- Practise high quality, patient-centred, evidence-based care of people experiencing common or important presentations and conditions.
- Recognise the patient as a unique person and partner in health care.
- Communicate respectfully and empathically with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Work effectively in health-care teams.
- Develop a professional identity and understanding of professionalism.
- Further develop habits of life-long self-motivated learning.
- Employ critical thinking and reflection to improve their own, and others’, practice.
- Apply understanding of the broad social and cultural contexts of medical practice and systems of healthcare.
- Demonstrate commitment to equitable health outcomes.
- Demonstrate stewardship of medical resources and their appropriate utilisation.
The broad purpose of the trainee internship is to introduce students in a gradual manner to full responsibility for patient care while still under continued academic supervision. The role of the trainee intern is that of an increasingly
responsible member of the clinical team.
There are 3 broad purposes, and 7 sub-purposes, of the TI Year
- Patient care
- Consolidate, synthesise and apply knowledge of health care and health care systems to a broad range of acute and longer-term illnesses and patient presentations
- Recognise and initiate management of the acutely unwell patient
- Function competently as a member of an inpatient based health care team
- Function competently as a member of an ambulatory patient based health care team
- Professionalism and ongoing learning
- Pursue in greater depth an area of medical practice, medical education or research, of personal interest to the student.
- Demonstrate further development of professional attitudes and behaviour
- Engage in continuing professional development.