UNSW Medicine & Primary Care

This module is specific to UNSW Primary Care supervisors. It provides important information for clinical supervisors teaching UNSW Medicine students undertaking the Primary Care (General Practice) course.


It includes an overview of UNSW Medicine, an introduction to Phase 1 (Years 1 and 2), Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Phase 3 (Years 5 and 6) of the UNSW Medicine Program, and an introduction to the Primary Care (General Practice) Course in Phase 3 of the Medicine Program. The three sets of attendance requirements and the three practice-based assessments for the Primary Care course are addressed and participants are invited to reflect on their supervisory practice and compare and contrast their practice with other supervisors.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of the program
  • Describe how the supervisor’s course and the practical attachment articulates with the program
  • List the graduate capabilities / competencies of the program including desirable and essential professional and personal values, attitudes and qualities
  • Describe the general principles of assessment and grades used in the course
  • Describe the learning objectives of the course
  • Develop a learning plan for a student based on the learning objectives of the course and the relevant graduate capabilities / competencies
  • Describe the expectations that the course has of supervisors in terms of teaching, providing feedback and supervision to ensure safety
  • Describe the assessment requirements of the course and the practical attachments
  • Describe the attendance and other administrative requirements of the course
  • Outline the important ethical and legal responsibilities of the supervisor in supervising students