MEDIC ST 1000A - First Year MBBS Examination Part1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 1000A Course First Year MBBS Examination Part1 Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
Course Coordinator: Dr Judi Nairn
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of Year 1 of the MBBS program, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of:• the normal structure and function of the body (at all levels from molecule to organism)• the different ways disease may present in patients• outlining the disease processes (pathology) by construction of mechanisms• identifying the mechanism for functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome (pathophysiology)• the content, structure and function of a complete patient history• the basic investigations used to explore the pathology of patient problems• the risks to, and importance of, self-care and well-being in relation to their work as a medical professional2. Demonstrate competency, as expected at Year 1 level, in the following areas of clinical skills and reasoning:• using a range of effective communication skills to conduct doctor-patient interviews, including history-taking covering all essential aspects- biological, psychological, social and cultural• analysing a clinical case, including: identifying significant data, generating hypotheses to explain the causes of common symptoms, and explaining the mechanism underlying the physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the case• performing physical examinations in relation to designated body systems• performing core skills under supervision3. Demonstrate the following professional attributes:• commitment to high quality clinical standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all patients• respecting the roles and expertise of other health care professionals and behaving ethically in interactions with patients, peers, and educators• learning and working effectively and cooperatively as a member of an inter-professional team• self-assessing learning needs and identifying areas of study contributing to small group learning and the professional development of other health care professionals
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, 3 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
2, 3 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
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, 2, 3 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
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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Learning Activities Summary
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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 SummaryPlease see "Assessment Detail".
Assessment Related RequirementsProfessional Requirements
All medical students are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia. The staff of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences manage student registration by providing a list of enrolled medical students to the AHPRA. Students do not need to register individually.
Students must adhere to the codes, guidelines and policies of these agencies. Further information about your obligations as registered members of the medical profession can be found on the websites of the registration bodies:
The University of Adelaide has developed a Code of Conduct in consultation with the Medical Board of Australia to guide students and clarify expectations of student conduct on a range of issues and in various situations. The Code of Conduct is found in the canvas course associated with this course.
All courses in the MBBS program have attendance requirements that are clearly outlined in the respective Course Outlines.
Assessment Task Task Type Timing Weighting (%) Professional Requirements Quiz Summative Hurdle Semester 1 0 Medical Knowledge Examination (MKE)* Summative MCQ paper 1
20 Medical Knowledge Examination (MKE)* Summative
MCQ paper 2
40 Clinical Reasoning Examination (CRE) Summative
20 Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Summative
The MKE overall is a hurdle requirement and students must achieve 50% or greater both for the MKE overall AND the composite total of all assessment tasks (MKE overall, CRE and OSCE) to be awarded NGP.
Students who achieve 50% or greater for the composite total of all assessment tasks (MKE overall, CRE and OSCE) but 45-49% for the MKE overall will be offered an additional assessment.
Students who achieve 50% or greater for the MKE but 45-49% for a composite total of all assessment tasks (MKE overall, CRE and OSCE) will be offered an additional assessment.
All additional assessments will take place during the Semester 2 replacement / additional examination period. The result of a passed additional assessment is 50%.
Courses Required for completion of Year 1 Unit value of the course Grade MEDIC ST 1101A/B Scientific Basis of Medicine 6 NGP* MEDIC ST 1102A/B Clinical Skills I 6 NGP MEDIC ST 1103A/B Medical Professional & Personal
6 NGP BIOLOGY 1310A/B Fundamentals of Biomedical Science 6 Pass grade or better Total 24
To progress into year 2 a student must pass MEDIC ST 1000A/B - First Year MBBS Examination Part 1/2, and three of the four core courses.
Students must remediate all failed units prior to graduation. Some courses may offer an optional summer school to allow to students to achieve this.
No information currently available.
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.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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.
Medicine Language and Learning is an optional course open to MBBS students which has an emphasis on effective communication, essential to the successful practice of medicine. This includes exploring the impact of culture on communication. It is designed for international students but is open to all students, regardless of language and cultural background. Delivery of the program is in small group sessions.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
- LinkedIn Learning
Further information about Medicine Language and Learning can be found in the course outline.
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- 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
Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.
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