MEDIC ST 2000A - Second Year MBBS Examination Part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 2000A
    Course Second Year MBBS Examination Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completion of all core courses in MBBS Year 1, or by approval of the Dean of Medicine
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Nicola Eastaff-Leung

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of Year 2 of the MBBS program, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    1.1 the normal structure and function of the body (at all levels from molecule to organism)
    1.2 the different ways disease may present in patients, the disease processes (pathology) and the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome (pathophysiology)
    1.3 the content, structure and function of a complete patient history and the factors that influence the patient interview process
    1.4 analysing and interpreting the results of investigations used to explore the pathology of patient problems
    1.5 identifying potential treatment and management strategies (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological
    1.6 ethical, medico-legal and social responsibilities expected of medical students at Year 2 level
    1.7 principles of analysis of complex ethical medical issues and dilemmas
    1.8 cultural influences in health care and the principles of cultural competence
    1.9 self-care and resources in the care of chronically and terminally ill patients

    2. Demonstrate competency, as expected at Year 2 level, in the following areas of clinical skills and reasoning:
    2.1 using a range of effective communication skills to conduct doctor-patient interviews, including history-taking covering all essential aspects- biological, psychological, social and cultural
    2.2 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
    2.3 prioritising hypotheses through applying knowledge to the interpretation of data from history taking, physical examination and investigations
    2.4 implementing a coordinated approach to the physical examination process
    2.5 performing core skills under supervision

    3. Demonstrate the following professional attributes:
    3.1 commitment to high quality clinical standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all patients
    3.2 respecting the roles and expertise of other health care professionals and behaving ethically in interactions with patients, peers, and educators
    3.3 learning and working effectively and cooperatively as a member of an inter-professional team
    3.4 self-assessing learning needs and identifying areas of study
    3.5 contributing to small group learning and the professional development of other health care professionals
    3.6 managing social media in an ethical and professional manner an academic approach to research literature and writing
    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.

    1, 2, 3

    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.

    2. 3

    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.

    1, 2, 3

    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.

    1, 2, 3

    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.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

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

    1, 2, 3

    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 & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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
    Academic Progression Requirements

    As defined by the Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy, the MBBS is a yearly program 

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

    To successfully complete the annual examination the student must pass the combined end of semester and end of year examinations, all hurdle requirements and have successfully completed all year level component courses (24 units). 

    To progress into Year 3 the student must pass MEDIC ST 2000A and 2000B - Second Year MBBS Examination Part 1 and Part 2 courses, and have successfully completed all year level components (24 units).  Core courses in year 2 are MEDIC ST 2101A/B Scientific Basis of Medicine II, MEDIC ST 2102A/B Clinical Skills II, MEDIC ST 2103A/B Medical Professional & Personal Development II and MICRO 2506 - Medical Microbiology and Immunology II.

    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

    Professional 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.

    Attendance Requirements
    All courses in the MBBS program have attendance requirements that are clearly outlined in the respective Course Outlines.

    Assessment Detail

    The University has chosen to adopt a mixed-mode approach to the conduct of final exams in 2021. This course will have an invigilated exam for Semester 1 2021. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting (%)
    Course Learning Outcome(s) Assessed
    1. Professional Requirements Quiz Summative Hurdle Semester 1 0% 3.1, 3.2
    2. Medical Knowledge and Reasoning Examination (MKR) 1* Summative Semester 1 30% 1.1 - 1.9, 2.1 - 2.3, 3.1, 3.2
    3. Medical Knowledge and Reasoning Examination (MKR) 2* Summative Semester 2 45% 1.1 - 1.9, 2.1 - 2.3, 3.1, 3.2
    4. OSCE Summative Semester 2 25% 1.1 - 1.9, 2.1 - 2.5, 3.1, 3.2

    *The overall mark for MKR Examination is calculated by the combined mark for MKR 1 and MKR 2.

    The MKR overall is a hurdle requirement and students must achieve 50% or greater for both for the MKR overall AND the composite total of all assessment tasks (MKR overall and OSCE) to be awarded NGP.

    Students who achieve 50% or greater for the composite total of all assessment tasks (MKR overall and OSCE) but 45-49% for the MKR overall will be offered an additional assessment.

    Students who achieve 50% or greater for the MKR but 45-49% for a composite total of all assessment tasks (MKR overall 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%

    Progression Requirements
    Courses required for competion of Year 2 Unit value of the course Grade
    MEDIC ST 2101A/B Scientific Basis of Medicine II 6 NGP*
    MEDIC ST 2102A/B Clinical Skills II 6 NGP
    MEDIC ST 2103A/B Medical Professional & Personal Development II 6 NGP
    MICRO 2506 - Medical Microbiology and Immunology II 3 Passgrade or better
    Approved elective course 3 Passgrade or better
    Total 24

    * NGP is defined in Grade Scheme 8. Requirements to achieve a Pass or NGP in courses are detailed in the relevant course outline.


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    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.

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

  • 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 ( 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.

  • Student Support
    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.
    Further information about Medicine Language and Learning can be found in the course outline.
  • Policies & Guidelines
  • Fraud Awareness

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