MEDIC ST 4000AHO - Fourth Year MBBS Exam Part 1

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2018

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 4000AHO
    Course Fourth Year MBBS Exam Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MEDIC ST 3000A/B, MEDIC ST 3101A/B, MEDIC ST 3102AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 3103A/B, MEDIC ST 3104A/B or by approval of the Dean of Medicine.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Hubertus Jersmann

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

    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

    • Normal human structure and function and how this may be affected by pathological and psychosocial processes
    • Patient-based clinical science, including the general principles, key topics and clinical presentations
    • The strengths, values and limitations of key investigations, including the appropriate sequence, urgency and application of results to confirming or refuting diagnostic hypotheses
    • Principles of assessment and management particularly in relation to your understanding of normal anatomy, physiology and pathology of common presentations
    • Legislation relevant to health, including mental health

    2 Demonstrate competency in the following areas of clinical skills and reasoning:

    • Interviewing skills (process and content, transference and countertransference)
    • History taking, physical examination skills and mental state assessment, with analysis of the findings to formulate differential diagnoses
    • Patient management which includes independently generating differential diagnoses for important and commonly seen conditions, and assessment of risk
    • Selecting, requesting and interpreting basic health-related investigations
    • Safe prescribing skills
    • Performing simple procedural skills (e.g. venipuncture, urethral catheterization, joint and other injections, limb realignment and splintage)
    • Clear and concise case write-ups, verbal case presentations, referral to colleagues and preparation of discharge summaries

    3. Demonstrate the following professional attributes:

    • Working as member of the clinical team to achieve the best patient outcomes
    • Positive attitude and communication skills with patients, peers and other members of the clinical team
    • The practice of empathetic medicine
    • Professional attitudes and behaviour in interactions with patients, relatives, colleagues and all other clinical staff

    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)
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Requirements for Year 4 of the MBBS Program

    To complete Year 4 students must achieve a Non-Graded Pass (NGP) in the end of semester 2 summative assessments and in 18 units of the courses per below:

    Requirements to achieve a NGP in MEDIC ST 4000 AHO/BHO, the end of Semester 2 written summative assessments:
     Task Type Weighting (%)
    Assessment Task Task Type weighting %
    MCQ paper 1 summative 50%
    MCQ paper 2 summative 50%
    Cultural competency assignment formative 0%

    To pass MEDIC ST 4000 AHO/BHO, the combined score after standard setting adjustments of MCQ papers 1 and 2 must be at least 50% per the weighting above. Additional assessment will be offered to students who score after standard setting adjustments 45%-49% in either or both of the MCQ papers, provided that the effect of a pass in the additional assessment would result in an overall pass in the examination course.

    Requirements to achieve a NGP in core clinical placement courses:
    Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course.

    Course Unit Value Grade
    MEDIC ST 4013 AHO/BHO Medical & Scientific Attachment I 2 NGP
    MEDIC ST 4014 AHO/BHO Medical & Scientific Attachment II 2 NGP
    MEDIC ST 4015 AHO/BHO Medical Home Unit 6 NGP
    MEDIC ST 4016 AHO/BHO Surgical Home Unit 6 NGP
    MEDIC ST 4017 AHO/BHO Psychiatry 4 NGP
    MEDIC ST 4018 AHO/BHO Musculoskeletal Medicine 4 NGP
    Total 24

    * NGP is defined in Grade Scheme 8. Requirements to achieve NGP in courses are detailed in the relevant course outline.To progress into year 5 a student must have achieved a NGP in 18 units of the clinical placement courses and the end of year summative assessments.

    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 end of year examination and have achieved a pass in all year level component courses (24 units). Where the student does not achieve a pass in all the year level component courses but has achieved a pass in the end of year exams and at least 18 units of the year level component courses, the student may progress to the next year of the MBBS program.

    If a student has not completed all required units of the previous year they must successfully complete an appropriate remedial course of the same or greater value as specified in the next academic year.

    A student may carry no more than 6 units of uncompleted courses at any time in the MBBS program.
    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 corresponding Canvas Course.

    Assessment Detail
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    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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