South Western Sydney Clinical School

Phase 3

SWSCS Phase 3 students will undertake 10 courses throughout Phase 3, five of which are coordinated by SWSCS:

Medicine

Students may be allocated to Liverpool, Bankstown or Fairfield Hospital for the Medicine course, during which SWSCS students will attend hospital based lectures and viva tutorials as well as the  hospital and campus-based tutorials for the Biomedical Sciences program.

Surgery

Students may be allocated to Liverpool, Bankstown or Fairfield Hospital for the Surgery course, during which SWSCS students will attend hospital based lectures and viva tutorials as well as  the hospital and campus-based tutorials for the Biomedical Sciences program.

In order to progress from the medicine and surgery terms, students must have the following completed by an authorised supervisor and hand them to the Phase 3 coordinator: 

  • 1 Learning Plan for each placement
  • 2 Mini-Cex per term
  • 1 Case-Based Assessment per term
     

Emergency/Selective

At SWSCS the Emergency/Selective term is an integrated Critical Care term comprised of placements within the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit & the Anaesthetics Department. Students will undertake 6 weeks based at Liverpool and two weeks of Emergency at Bankstown.

During the Critical Care course SWSCS students will attend hospital based lectures and tutorials and will undertake end of term assessments as prescribed by the individual departments (ED, ICU and Anaesthetics). Students must pass each of these assessments to satisfactorily complete the Critical Care term.

In order to progress from the ED/Selective term, students must have the following completed by an authorised supervisor and hand them to the Phase 3 coordinator: 

  • Patient Logbook
  • Mini-CEX Evaluations
  • Case-Based Assessment
  • Emergency Learning Plan
  • Critical Care Assessments
     

Selective

SWSCS students may choose from a range of clinical attachments in any of the core disciplines or in other areas of clinical practice offered at Liverpool, Bankstown or Fairfield Hospitals. Students may also organise an alternative selective course with the approval of the relevant school, including campus-based schools. Each attachment should be a minimum of 4 weeks. The attachments must be in sites affiliated with UNSW.

In order to progress from the Selective term, students must have the following  completed by an authorised supervisor and hand them to the Phase 3 coordinator: 

  • 1 Learning Plan for each placement
     

Preparation for Internship (PRINT)

The final course, after satisfactory completion of the Phase 3 assessments, is Preparation for Internship (PRINT). This will comprise two 3-week clinical attachments in any of the core disciplines or in other areas of clinical practice offered at Liverpool, Bankstown or Fairfield Hospitals.

The Print Term is designed to refine skills required for future practice as an intern including clinical skills (assessment and management of common clinical problems encountered by interns), procedural skills and professional or work-related skills including understanding role of intern in care of inpatients, working as part of a team and developing good work practices.

In order to progress from the PRINT term, students must have the following  completed by an authorised supervisor and hand them to the Phase 3 coordinator: 

  • Print Timesheet
     

Graduating

To graduate from the program, you must pass:

  • all Phase 3 clinical courses (including PRINT);
  • the biomedical sciences viva;
  • the Phase 3 integrated clinical examination; and
  • the Phase 3 portfolio examination.
     

Refer to the School newsletter for Phase 3 hospital based lectures and tutorials.

Refer to eMed for Phase 3 campus based lectures and tutorials.

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