Medical School

Fifth year (IMED 5561/5562)

Unit outlines

You will build on the core skills learnt in fourth year and progress to develop your diagnostic reasoning and analytical thinking skills. Online case studies form part of the learning environment, although first hand clinical experience with patients is the most valuable learning resource.


The aims of fifth year are to expand your problem solving and diagnostic skills, and your skills in developing an appropriate management plan for most patients focusing on common and important conditions.

Medical specialties

Clinical terms are available in:

  • General Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • General Practice
  • Obstetrics / Gynaecology
  • Opthalmology


Teaching is provided in general medicine on clinical attachments at the following sites:

10 weeks
Medicine (6 weeks) IMED 5561/62
Oncology (2 weeks) IMED 5591/92
Options (2 weeks)
10 weeks
General practice including ophthalmology(10 weeks)
10 weeks
Paediatrics (10 weeks)
10 weeks
Obstetrics / gynaecology (10 weeks)
Personal and professional development unit