MEDIC ST 1103A - Medical Professional & Personal Development I Pt 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020

Through this stream students will develop competency in communication with patients, patients' relatives, peers and other health professionals. Students will be assisted to develop ethical and medico-legal knowledge and the ability to apply it to clinical scenarios; knowledge of strategies and skills for stress management and self care; and an understanding of the professional competencies needed for life as a medical practitioner. Knowledge of the broader context of health care is encouraged through an understanding of public health, epidemiology and population health issues.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 1103A
    Course Medical Professional & Personal Development I Pt 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 Through this stream students will develop competency in communication with patients, patients' relatives, peers and other health professionals. Students will be assisted to develop ethical and medico-legal knowledge and the ability to apply it to clinical scenarios; knowledge of strategies and skills for stress management and self care; and an understanding of the professional competencies needed for life as a medical practitioner. Knowledge of the broader context of health care is encouraged through an understanding of public health, epidemiology and population health issues.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Cathryn Mills

    Course Coordinator: Dr Adelaide Boylan
    adelaide.boylan@adelaide.edu.au
    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
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Recognise the key ethical, legal and professional principles of medical practice
    2. Describe and apply to clinical scenarios the ethical principles which form the basis of the doctor-patient relationship, including: beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, respect for autonomy, confidentiality and privacy, and informed consent.
    3. Discuss the diversity of Aboriginal peoples in relation to histories, cultures, identities, languages, beliefs and spirituality; and outline the historical context of Aboriginal people and its relation to contemporary health inequities
    4. Investigate self-care resources and reflect on how these can assist self and peers in maintaining wellbeing
    5. Demonstrate evidence based strategies for discussing lifestyle and behaviour change with patients
    6. Develop skills in reflective practice
    7. Demonstrate professional capabilities in teamwork and interprofessional practice, including communication in a group setting and time management

     

       
    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)
    1,2,
    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
    1,2
    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
    1,2,3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3
    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
    1
    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
    1,3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Required resources are provided within the relevant MyUni course, or accessible via the library.
    Recommended Resources
    Required resources are provided within the relevant MyUni course, or accessible via the library.
    Online Learning
    Online learning resources are provided within the relevant MyUni course, or accessible via the library.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Learning and teaching will be delivered in a variety of modes: lectures, lectorials, online materials, simulation based activities, small group discovery learning, and workshops.
    Workload

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

    Attendance at tutorials is compulsory. While lectures are not compulsory, the material presented in a lecture will assist your ability to participate in tutorials and will provide examinable material. The development of time management skills is important for future medical practice. Students are expected to develop study skills and allocate time to self-directed learning and preparation for tutorials.


    Learning Activities Summary
    Attendance at tutorials is compulsory. While lectures are not compulsory, the material presented in a lecture will assist your ability to participate in tutorials and will provide examinable material. The development of time management skills is important for future medical practice. Students are expected to develop study skills and allocate time to self-directed learning. In Years 1-3, the standard total student workload for 24 units is 48 hours a week.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students must meet the requirements set out in the letter of offer. Students will be required to obtain a first aid certificate by the end of semester 1. 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.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The predominant learning method for the MBBS Program is small group discovery learning.
  • 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
    Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course.

    Requirements to achieve a NGP in MEDIC ST 1103A/B are as follows:

    Assessment Task Task Type Timing Weighting
    Professionalism reflection 1 Formative

    Semester 1

    Professionalism reflection 2 Summative Semester 1 30%
    Indigenous Health Foundation Unit: e-learning module including quiz and reflective journal Summative Semester 2 15%
    Medical Practice Workshops: Guided reflection Summative Semester 2 20%
    Medical Practice Workshops: assessments Summative Semester 2 20%
    Medical Practice Workshops: oral assessment Summative Semester 2 15%

    To achieve a NGP in MEDIC ST 1103A/B, Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course. Complete assessment requirements are contained within the relevant MyUni course.

    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 Requirements
    There are attendance requirements which must be met. Students should also note that there are also requirements for professional behaviour standards which are set out in MEDIC ST 1000A/B - First Year MBBS Examination Part1/2 assessment criteria.
    Assessment Detail
    Complete assessment requirements are contained within the relevant MyUni course.
    Submission
    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:

    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.

    Complete assessment requirements for this course are detailed in the corresponding Canvas Course.

    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.
  • Student Feedback

    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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