Foundations of Australian Medical Practice (IM101)
IM101 teaches medical knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics and disciplines. The course examines disease processes, clinical examination, diagnosis, investigation, therapy and management.
About the Program
IM101 teaches medical knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics and disciplines. The course examines disease processes, clinical examination, diagnosis, investigation, therapy and management. This preparation course for the Australian Medical Council Exam is available online through IME’s advanced Canvas LMS portal. In summary, it includes 21 comprehensive modules that form the foundations of Australian medical practice. These are to be completed over 42 weeks and approximately 1680-2100 hours of study.
The course is supported by unlimited access to course tutors, all of whom are specialist medical practitioners. Course tutors provide expert guidance and clarification, individualised to personal requirements. The course allows mastery of theory necessary for excellent performance at the AMC MCQ Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) Examination. The AMC MCQ Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) Examination is a computer-administered fully integrated multi-choice question examination delivered in one 3.5 hour session in examination centres worldwide. Overall, this course provides AMC CAT Exam candidates with a complete review of the material required to perform at the highest standard in the exam.
The course also aims to assist international medical graduates (IMG’s) in directing their efforts more efficiently via specific areas of study and tasks that are relevant and important to Australian medical practice. Many IMG’s fail to realise the necessary breadth and depth of study for the AMC CAT MCQ, or specific details relevant to Australian medical practice. Because of this, the course enables candidates to maximise their preparation, scores, and suitability for a medical career in Australia. This is accomplished through the development of knowledge considered fundamental for Australian medical practice.
IM101 aims to develop medical knowledge and skills in 6 core topic areas that form the basis of the Australian Medical Council examinations (AMC Exams). Delivered through 21 comprehensive online theory modules, and supported by personalised correspondence with IME’s expert academic faculty, the course aims to maximise candidate knowledge and performance in the following core topic areas:
- Adult Health (Medicine)
- Adult Health (Surgery)
- Women’s Health (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
- Child Health
- Mental Health
- Population Health
|Week 1||Module 1 - Integument / Dermatology|
||Module 2 - Head and Neck / ENT
||Module 3 - Nervous System / Neurology|
||Module 4 - Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedics / Rheumatology
||Module 5 - Circulatory System / Heart / Vessels|
||Module 6 - Respiratory System / Lungs / Chest Wall
||Module 7 - Gastrointestinal System / Abdomen / Abdominal Wall
|Week 19-20||Module 8 - Breast / Endocrine System
|Week 21-23||Module 9 - Female Reproductive System / Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|Week 24-25||Module 10 - Haemopoietic System|
|Week 26-28||Module 11 - Renal System / Urology / Male Reproductive System
|Week 29||Module 12 - Mental State / Intellectual Function / Behavioural Problems
|Week 30||Module 13 - Major Psychiatric Disorders / Drug & Alcohol Abuse
|Week 31-32||Module 14 - Normal & Abnormal Growth & Development / Child Health / Paediatrics
|Week 33-34||Module 15 - Nutrition / Metabolism
|Week 35||Module 16 - Infectious Diseases
|Week 36||Module 17 - Clinical pharmacology
|Week 37||Module 18 - Clinical Oncology
|Week 38||Module 19 - Clinical Immunology|
||Module 20 - Critical Care / Anaesthesia / Emergency Medicine
||Module 21 - General Practice / Public Health|
Candidates access the above theory modules via IME's dedicated student portal. This Online Learning Management System also provides the student with various tools and advanced e-learning strategies to facilitate their learning.
The Foundations of Australian Medical Practice (IM101) course is designed for international medical graduates who wish to pursue a future career in medicine in Australia. To be eligible to enrol in this program, candidates must have completed, or be in the process of completing an internationally recognised medical degree. For further information about eligibility, please contact us.
How to enrol
To enrol in this course and make payment, click on the ‘Enrol’ button at the top of the page. Access is provided to students within 24 hrs.
Course fees include access to the online modules and workshops for 365 days. Further fees apply for extensions and may only be granted on application. Please refer to our published refunds policy as a condition of enrolment.ENROL
The formal exit examination for this course consists of the Australian Medical Council AMC MCQ CAT examination. This examination is conducted and operated independently through the Australian Medical Council. The costs of this examination is not included in the course fees for IM101.
It is recommended that AMC candidates complete trial examinations prior to their official AMC MCQ CAT examination sitting. Ten full-length AMC trial exams with problem based learning are available through the Advanced Strategies for AMC MCQ Course (IM102), which includes further readings and directions for study.
This IME International course is designed by Specialist Doctors and Senior Lecturers from leading Australian University Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals. Minimum qualification standards include MBBS with specialist qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All courses are delivered by experienced lecturers with proven success in the medical space.
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