Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Teaching Program

The Department’s undergraduate teaching program focuses on the integration of problem-solving, communication, and clinical skills, to enable holistic, evidence-based care of patients and their families within the community. The Department coordinates and administers the teaching of clinical skills in Years 1 and 2 of the MBBS, and the General Practice rotation for Year 4C students. The philosophy of the Department is to foster an enthusiastic and caring approach to teaching students, with well-structured, flexible programs, transparent assessment and feedback and pastoral care.

Year 1 and 2 clinical skills’ teaching by the Department constitutes 25 per cent of the teaching load in the first 2 years of the MBBS. Students learn the basics of history-taking, examination skills, and simple procedural skills. Recent innovations include:

  • Development of e-learning modules;
  • Increasing the role of real patients in the teaching of clinical skills to students, thus enhancing their understanding of patient-centred care;
  • Establishing a program of on-campus clinical contact for students;
  • Introducing competency-based assessments for students.

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For all Undergraduate enquiries please contact:

Email enquiries:

Telephone: +61 3 9902 4477

Facsimile: +61 3 9902 4300

General / Postal Address
Department of General Practice
School of Primary Health Care
Bldg 1, 270 Ferntree Gully Rd
Notting Hill Victoria 3168