MEDIC ST 3000A - Third Year MBBS Examination Part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 3000A
    Course Third 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 MEDIC ST 2000A/B, MEDIC ST 2101A/B, MEDIC ST 2102A/B, MEDIC ST 2103A/B, MICRO 2506 and an approved level II elective; or by approval of the Dean of Medicine
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Helena Ward

    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 3 of the MBBS program, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate 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, the disease processes (pathology) and the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome (pathophysiology)
    • the content, structure and function of a complete patient history and the factors that influence the patient interview process
    • analysing and interpreting the results of investigations used to explore the pathology of patient problems
    • identifying potential treatment and management strategies (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological
    • managing common conditions in hospital and general practice care, including diagnosis, prognosis, progress and follow-up
    • the application of ethical, medico-legal and social responsibilities expected of medical students and doctors in challenging situations
    • the causes of adverse medical events and errors, and the principles of prevention and management
    • the economics of health care • the cultural influences in health care and the principles of cultural competence
    • the principles, practices and processes of scientific enquiry, including the common scientific methods used to formulate relevant research questions and select applicable study designs
    • the role of research to inform excellence in clinical reasoning and practice

    2. Demonstrate competency, as expected at Year 3 level, in the following areas of clinical skills and reasoning:
    • identifying linkages from theoretical teaching in clinical settings (e.g. safety netting)
    • using a range of effective communication skills for taking a complete history from a variety of real and simulated patients, including exploring the patient’s presenting problems in detail, detecting common physical signs and maintaining respect for the patient’s cultural, religious and social background
    • 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
    • prioritising hypotheses through applying knowledge to the interpretation of data from history taking, physical examination and investigations
    • conducting clinical examinations on real patients, appropriate to the history and with respect for patient comfort at all times
    • performing core skills under supervision
    • prescribing medications used for common conditions on the national inpatient medication chart (NIMC)
    • presenting findings both written and orally (as appropriate for clinical attachments e.g. ward rounds)

    3. 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
    • managing social media in an ethical and professional manner
    • an academic approach to researching and critiquing medical research literature and proposing relevant medical research as expected at Year 3 level
    • thinking critically and analytically in relation to medical research and information
    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
    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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  • 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
    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.
    Please see "Assessment Detail" for information on specific assessments.
    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
    Assessment Task Task Type Timing Weighting (%)
    1. Professional Requirements Quiz Summative Hurdle Semester 1 0
    2. Medical Knowledge and Reasoning Examination (MKR) 1* Summative Semester 1 35
    3.Medical Knowledge and Reasoning Examination (MKR) 2* Summative Semester 2 35
    4. OSCE# Summative Hurdle  Semester 2 30
    * The overall mark for MKR Examination is calculated by the combined mark for MKR 1 and MKR 2.

    #The MKR overall and OSCE are hurdle requirements and students must achieve 50% or greater for the MKR overall, 50% or greater for the OSCE, AND 50% or greater for 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 OR OSCE will be offered an additional assessment. If students achieve <50% for both MKR and OSCE, no additional assessment will be offered.

    Students who achieve 45-49% for a composite total of all assessment tasks (MKR overall and OSCE) but >50% for either the MKR overall or 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 completion of Year 3 Unit value of the course Grade
    MEDIC ST 3101A/B Scientific Basis of Medicine III 6


    MEDIC ST 3102A/B Clinical Skills III 6 NGP
    MEDIC ST 3103A/B Medical Professional & Personal
    Development III
    6 NGP
    MEDIC ST 3104A/B Research and Critical Reasoning 6 NGP
    Total 24
    * NGP is defined in Grade Scheme 8. Requirements to achieve NGP in courses are detailed in the relevant course outline.

    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 progress into year 4 a student must pass MEDIC ST 3000A and 3000B - Third Year MBBS Examination Part 1 and Part 2 courses and have achieved a pass in all year level components (24 units).

    To successfully complete the MEDIC ST 3000A and MEDIC ST 3000B 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 core assessment tasks within the failed course;
    • The student has attended more than 80% of core teaching activities across the academic year, within the failed course.


    No information currently available.

    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.

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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.

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