MEDIC ST 2102B - Clinical Practice II Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Students continue to develop and refine the skills required for medical practice. Emphasis is placed on developing the clinical interviewing skills required to elicit and record a clinical history and to perform a physical examination. Clinical skills will be gained within a state-of-art Clinical Skills laboratory located within the Medical School building.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 2102B
    Course Clinical Practice II Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Weekly lectures, CBL sessions & resource sessions
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MEDIC ST 2000A, MEDIC 2101A, MEDIC ST 2102A and MEDIC ST 2103A in addition to the previous year core courses, or by approval of the Dean of Medicine
    Restrictions Available to MBBS students only
    Course Description Students continue to develop and refine the skills required for medical practice. Emphasis is placed on developing the clinical interviewing skills required to elicit and record a clinical history and to perform a physical examination. Clinical skills will be gained within a state-of-art Clinical Skills laboratory located within the Medical School building.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Christian Mingorance

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Further details of the timetable structure will be made available at the start of the course. 
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 demonstrate a continuing improvement of clinical skills developed in Year 1;
    2 outline, recognise the consequences of and apply good OH&S and infection control practices;
    3 understand and appreciate the importance of the team approach to health care;
    4 integrate the CBL process and utilise the skills developed in MPPD;
    5 recognise factors that influence the patient interview process;
    6 explain the importance of communication skills in doctor patient relationships;
    7 identify and utilise effective questioning skills;
    8 develop a coordinated approach to the physical examination process;
    9 develop physical examination skills in the designated body systems;
    10 apply clinical reasoning to the data gathered and thereby form a hypothesis about the patient’s condition;
    11 demonstrate the ability to record assessment data using a prescribed framework;
    12 understand the requirements for appropriate professional behaviour;
    13 develop a commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.

    5, 6, 7, 12

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Students should have purchased a standard medical examination kit and textbooks in Year 1. These will continue to be used in Year 2.
    Other required resources will be advised as appropriate.
    Recommended Resources
    Extensive electronic and paper-based resources will be advised as the course progresses.
    Online Learning
    Material for the course will also be provided through the dedicated medical curriculum website:
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course will comprise both structured and self-directed learning. Hands-on small group tutorials will link to the specific case being undertaken by the students. Students will be required to develop an understanding of best evidence based practice in relation to examination, investigation and management of common medical presentations.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Students will be required to attend weekly 2 hour tutorials in the clinical skills laboratory. Students will also be expected to assimilate learning from the Medical Personal and Professional Development tutorials, Case-based Learning tutorials and the didactic lectures provided throughout the course, as well as and directed and self-directed study and translate this learning to the weekly tutorials and required assignments. In Years 1-3, the standard total student workload for 24 units is 48 hours a week.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Students will be required to attend weekly 2 hour tutorials in the clinical skills laboratory. You will be given the learning objectives a week prior to the tutorial. This means that prior reading is compulsory. Each few weeks a different body system will be covered. Within the few weeks students will work through History Taking (HT), Physical Examination (PE), the relationship between HT and PE. Students will work with a tutor and Standardised Patients. Students will also be assessable throughout the year, and in the end of year OSCE (observed structure clinical examination).
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students must meet the requirements set out in the letter of offer.  As a medical student you will be registered with the Medical Board of Australia.  All commencing students in Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Health and Nursing will be required to obtain a satisfactory criminal history clearance (CHC).  Information on acquiring the clearance is outlined in the letter of offer. Any other requirements will be advised.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Please refer to the course outline for MEDIC ST 2102A - Clinical Practice II Part 1 for the Asessement Summary.

    To pass this course and the Second Year MBBS Examination Annual Examination Part 2 course, students must obtain:

    •    a satisfactory result in each of the components of the summative assessment in semesters 1 and 2 (including hurdle requirements); and
    •    a satisfactory performance in the examinations overall

    If an overall borderline grade is achieved in the examinations, a student may be offered an opportunity to sit a Replacement/Additional Assessment examination.

    Academic Progression Requirements
    Progression from one year to the next in the MBBS is dependent on the student successfully completing a compulsory annual examination course in which a full year’s learning is assessed.

    To successfully complete the MEDIC ST 2000A and MEDIC ST 2000B Second Year MBBS Examination Part 1 and Part 2 courses, the student must pass the end of year examinations and have successfully completed all year level component courses (24 units).

    IF a student fails the compulsory examination course no passing grade will be received for any core medical studies courses.

    IF a student has not completed all required MEDIC ST units of the year they must successfully complete an appropriate remedial course of the same or greater value as specified in Term 4 of the same academic year.

    A student will only be eligible for summer school if the following criteria are met: 
    • The student does not have a recorded breach of genuine academic misconduct;
    • The student has completed all formative and summative assessment tasks within the failed course;
    • The student has attended more than 80% of teaching activities for which attendance is recorded across the academic year, within the failed course.

    Assessment Related Requirements


    Students must learn and appropriately use a complex set of skills to
    achieve the learning outcomes in the MBBS courses. These skills cannot be
    learnt without repeated practice, constructive feedback and then practice
    again. In addition, the professional competencies required of a medical professional
    need to developed.  Development of competency is through discussions,
    observing, practicing and demonstrating. Attendance at the mandatory learning
    activities is essential for the progressive development of the attributes and
    competencies required of a medical professional. As such, attendance at core
    structured learning activities is mandatory as per the Assessment for
    Coursework Policy – Procedures Section 1c.

    Core structured learning activities for this course are weekly clinical
    practice tutorials, inter-professional learning sessions and simulation
    centre sessions. Students are required to engage in the pre-reading activities.

    Assessment Detail
    Complete assessment requirements for this course are detailed in the corresponding Canvas Course.
    Students may be required to submit assessments via Turnitin.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    RP Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme: GS4 Non-graded pass.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

    Students should familarise themselves with the University Policy on Additional Assessment/Replacement Assessment.
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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    The MBBS Program has a regular program of evaluation.  In addition, student representatives are appointed to MBBS committees and are encouraged to report on issues of importance to students.
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