Learning Technologies

MD Connect is the online curriculum delivery and administration support system purpose built for the Doctor of Medicine program.

Learning technologies are integral to the courses delivered through the Melbourne Medical School. As a student it is important to know which learning technologies are relevant to you.

MD Connect

MD Connect is the online curriculum delivery and administration support system purpose built for the Doctor of Medicine program.

As an MD student, you are automatically given access to the system during induction week of year 1.

MD Connect is the primary curriculum delivery platform for MD students and provides one point access to:

  • Important learning resources and services
  • Personalised timetables
  • Announcements
  • Clinical portfolios
  • Placement and MD Selectives

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MD Connect Support

If you are having trouble logging in, or for any other technical difficulties with MD Connect you can submit a support request via  cc-support@unimelb.edu.au .

  • Year 1

    From year 1 of the MD program, all students have access to the following features:

    Timetable

    Personalised weekly timetables for you to view or print. Timetables are interactive, allowing you to select a learning event and download associated resources. The title, location, lecturer, discipline and learning objectives of every event are also provided.

    Announcements

    A personalised inbox of announcements notifying you about important course or subject information, timetable changes and upcoming events. Messages may originate from individual teaching academics, the Department of Medical Education, Clinical Schools or the Melbourne Medical School.

    Curriculum

    Curriculum resources arranged by year, stream (term) and weeks of the entire MD course for students to browse. This feature provides you with an alternative way of accessing curriculum materials.

    Library

    A portal is provided for accessing a targeted selection of medical and biomedical resources via the University library's online collection. It includes:

    • Over 60 online bioscience and medical textbooks;
    • Search tools optimised to find academic, scientific and biomedical information;
    • Unrestricted access to key clinical support resources (e.g. Clinical Key, Australian Medicines Handbook);
    • Other useful software programs related to bioscience and medicine
  • Year 2

    From year 2 of the MD program, all students also have access to a clinical portfolio, including Patient Records and Procedures Log:

    Patient Records

    Electronic health records are increasingly being used in clinical environments to manage patient care. To help you develop expertise in the practice of creating, storing and managing high quality patient records, MD Connect features a patient record system designed for clinical education. The system
    allows you to capture details of your clinical encounters and store de-identified patient information in a secure database. It also mediates online access to specialist medical databases.

    Procedures Log

    A clinical procedures log allows you to record when and where a particular clinical procedure was performed and to access key information concerning these procedures.

  • Year 3 and 4

    During years 3 and 4 of the MD program, all students have access to the MD Selectives:

    Scholarly Selective

    Browse a database of available Scholarly Selective research projects before entering your preferences.

    Vocational Selective

    Organise and nominate your own year 4 Vocational Selective or enter your preferences for a pool of selectives initiated by individual supervisors, private clinics or hospital-based units.

Learning Management System

Blackboard is the University's central Learning Management System (LMS) and is used by most courses delivered through the Melbourne Medical School.

The majority of activities and resources related to the MD program are directly supported by MD Connect, although some continue to be delivered and supported by the LMS. For example, in year 1 of the MD, the following components of the LMS are used:

  • Grade Centre (for assessment results)
  • Discussion Boards (for communication between students, groups and tutors)

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LMS Support

The LMS is centrally supported by the University. If you are having trouble logging in, or for any other technical difficulties with the LMS you must make an online support request via the Learning Management System website.