MEDIC ST 1102A - Clinical Practice I Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 1102A Course Clinical Practice I Part 1 Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Weekly lectures, CBL sessions & resource sessions Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to MBBS students only Course Description From the first week of the course, students are introduced to 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 Coordinator: Dr Inta RudaksContact details:
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 outline, recognise the consequences of and apply good OH&S and infection control practices; 2 understand and appreciate the importance of the team approach to health care; 3 identify the behaviours, characteristics and communications skills of a doctor that would promote an effective doctor patient relationship; 4 appreciate and practice confidentiality regarding patient information; 5 demonstrate knowledge of interviewing skills; 6 describe the content, structure and function of a complete health history; 7 apply clinical reasoning to the data gathered and thereby form a hypothesis about the patient’s condition; 8 demonstrate an understanding of vital signs and the implications for a patient’s health; 9 develop interviewing and history taking skills in the designated body systems; 10 develop physical examination skills in the designated body systems; 11 demonstrate ability to record assessment data using a prescribed framework; 12 develop strategies to ensure doctors cope with their encounters with difficult patients; 13 understand the requirements for appropriate professional behaviour; 14 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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,5,6,7,8 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
8,9,10,11 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3,12 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4,13,14 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
12, Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesStudents will be required to purchase a basic medical examination kit and textbooks.
All students will require a stethoscope, watch and a pen torch. Suggestions for the selection of these will be available at the first tutorial.
Other required resources will be advised as appropriate.
Recommended ResourcesExtensive electronic and paper-based resources will be advised as the course progresses.
Online LearningMaterial for the course will also be provided through MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe 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 a portfolio of guidelines.
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 SummaryStudents will be required to attend weekly 2 hour tutorials in the clinical skills laboratory. You will be given the learning objectives and the guidelines to be developed the 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.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents must meet the requirements set out in the letter of offer. As a medical student you will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and are advised to read the student information porvided at: https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Student-Registrations/fact-sheet-for-students.aspx
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe predominant learning method for the MBBS Program is small group discovery learning.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryStudents are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course.
Requirements to achieve a NGP in MEDIC ST 1102A/B are as follows:
Assessment Task Task Type Timing Weighting 1. Clinical Competency-
Tutor assessment of Physical Examination and History taking skills during tutorials
Summative- Hurdle Semester 1 0% 2. Vital Signs Assessment Summative-Hurdle Semester 1 0% 3. Case Write-Up Reports Summative Semester 1 20% 4. Oral Case Presentation Summative Semester 1 10% 5. Readiness Assurance Tests Summative Semester 1 15% 6. Clinical Competency-
Tutor assessment of Physical Examination and History taking skills during tutorials
Summative-Hurdle Semester 2 0% 7. Case Write-Up Reports Summative Semester 2 30% 8. Oral Case Presentation Summative Semester 2 10% 9. Readiness Assurance Tests Summative Semester 2 15%
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.1. Clinical Competency (Tutor assessment of Physical Examination and History taking skills during tutorials) 0% - Hx only via Zoom. No Physical Examinations.
2. Vital Signs Assessment 0% - has been postponed to Semester 2
3. Case Write-Up Reports - Take/Anaylyse a History from Zoom/Recorded vignette. % Weighting reduced to 10%
4. Oral Case Presentation 10% - No change
5. Readiness Assurance Tests - Five Quizzes 15%
New: Online participation in the course 5%
Note: Modified Assessment arrangements for Semester 2 are yet to be confirmed.
Refer to MyUni for further detailed updates.
There are no units associated with the Part A (Semester 1, Part 1). Assessment for MEDIC ST 1102A/B is combined. Students will be awarded a Continuing Grade for MEDIC ST 1102A. Students must complete both MEDIC ST 1102A/B to gain a pass mark.
All assessment items will be standard set for competency and the marks used to calculate the composite score adjusted according to standard setting.
Students are required to attain an overall composite score from all assessment tasks equal to or greater than 50% to achieve an NGP An additional assessment will be offered to students who fail MEDIC ST 1102A/B with a composite score of 45-49%.
If a student passes the course but does not meet the hurdle requirement, the course coordinator may use their discretion to offer additional assessment.
In addition to the above, in order to pass this course and the First 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; 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 1000A and MEDIC ST 1000B First 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.
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance 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.
Students must attend 90% of the core structured learning activities to
achieve a pass in this course. Exemptions to mandatory attendance requirements
may be granted by the Program Coordinator in consultation with the relevant
course coordinator and year level advisor if there are exceptional medical,
compassionate or extenuating circumstances as defined by the Modified
Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy.
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.
If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for
late submission will apply. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for
each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days),
up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied.
This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved
extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that
Assessment DetailComplete assessment requirements for this course are detailed in the corresponding Canvas Course.
SubmissionStudents may be required to submit assessments via Turnitin.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
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 (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) 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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Please read the MMBBS Program Code of Conduct
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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