MEDIC ST 4000BHO - Fourth Year MBBS Exam Part 2
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 4000BHO Course Fourth Year MBBS Exam Part 2 Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 2 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 Coordinator: Professor Hubertus Jersmann
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Course Learning OutcomesOn 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)
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
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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 SummaryRequirements for Year 4 of the MBBS Program
Requirements to achieve a NGP in MEDIC ST 4000 AHO/BHO:
Assessment Tasks Task Type Asssesment Weighting %
1. End of semester OSCEs (x2) summative 50%
2. End of year MCQ paper summative 50%
4. Code of conduct quiz hurdle 0%
To pass MEDIC ST 4000 AHO/BHO, the combined score after standard setting adjustments of the two end of semester OSCEs and the end of year MCQ paper 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 paper and the combined OSCE. The maximum score result for an additional assessment is 50% and an overall pass in the examination course.
The Code of Conduct quiz is a professional standard requirement and has to be completed as a hurdle requirement.
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
* 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 24 units of the clinical placement courses and the end of semester / year summative assessments.
Academic Progression Reqirements
Progression from one year to the next in the MBBS is dependent on the student successfully completing an annual examination course in which a full year’s learning is assessed.
To successfully complete the MEDIC ST 4000AHO and 4000BHO Fourth Year MBBS Exam Part 1 and Part 2 courses, the student must pass the combined end of semester and end of year examinations, pass the hurdle requirement 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 course units of the year they must successfully complete an appropriate remedial course of the same or greater value as specified before the end of the same academic year.
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 corresponding Canvas Course.
Assessment DetailSee under Assessment summary
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme) Grade Description CN Continuing FNS Fail No Submission NFE No Formal Examination F Fail NGP Non Graded Pass P Pass C Credit D Distinction HD High Distinction RP Result Pending
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.
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