Update from our Academic Lead

The Project Working Group is in full swing and it’s good to have more people across the Medical School becoming involved as we work out the detailed design of our reimagined MD program.  We hope that this blog will keep you all up to date with activities as well as providing interesting (and hopefully useful) information about the complex endeavour of curriculum redesign and implementation.

Just before we went into our snap lockdown in Queensland this week Alex (MD Design Project Director), Kate (MD Design Project Officer, Charley (Theme Lead, Kind and Compassionate Clinician & Emergency Physician) and Warrick (Theme Lead, Safe and Effective Clinician & Endocrinologist) and I (Academic Lead MD Design Project) had a very productive meeting with the senior team from the Mayne Academy of Critical Care gaining their specialist insights into how their three disciplines of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Emergency can be strengthened across the four years of the MD.

This was one of a series of meeting with key stakeholder groups which is underway now. Ongoing discussions to gain input from our discipline experts in the Mayne Academies and our Heads of Clinical Schools and Clinical units will be increasingly crucial as we work out how provide a consistent coherent and well scaffolded medical education for students to enable them to reach their full potential as graduating doctors.
The Theme Working groups have largely finished their work on draft learning outcomes staged across the four years of the MD leading towards the program’s graduate attributes. This will go out to key leadership groups next week for feedback and specialist input around discipline specific outcomes.  Other MD Design Project work going on includes looking at capacity and facilities at our various sites across Queensland and Louisiana, planning of the Regional Medical Pathway in Central Queensland and Wide Bay, planning implementation of the assessment strategy, preparing the approval documentation for UQ processes and for Australian Medical Council Accreditation. More of these and other activities will feature in future blogs.


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