MEDIC ST 4000BHO - Fourth Year MBBS Exam Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2022

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 4000AHO, MEDIC ST 4013AHO, MEDIC ST 4014AHO, MEDIC ST 4015AHO, MEDIC ST 4016AHO, MEDIC ST 4017AHO and MEDIC ST 4018AHO in addition to all previous years core courses, 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)

    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.


    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

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


    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
    Requirements for Year 4 of the MBBS Program

    Requirements to achieve a NGP in MEDIC ST 4000 AHO/BHO:
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting
    End of semester OSCEs (x2)  Summative 50%
    End of year MCQ paper  Summative 50%
    Code of conduct quiz Hurdle 0%

    To pass MEDIC ST 4000 AHO/BHO, the combined score after standard setting adjustments of the OSCE and the end of year MCQ paper must be at least 50% per the weighting above. Students who have a combined score, after standard setting adjustments, in the range of 45%-49% will be offered additional assessment to provide a further opportunity to demonstrate their level of competence. The maximum score result for 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
    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 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 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.  In addition, the University has developed a Scope of Practice document which outlines appropriate activities for Year 4 students. Students should be familiar with this document, and adhere to its guidelines. The document can be found in MyUni and here.

    Assessment Detail
    See under Assessment summary

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    Course Grading

    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.

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

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