MEDIC ST 5007AHO - Medical and Scientific Attachment 5 Part 1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 5007AHO Course Medical and Scientific Attachment 5 Part 1 Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Teaching Hospitals Contact attachments, common program & research Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Year 4 MBBS Exam Restrictions Available to MBBS students only Course Description Students will be offered options for three-week medical and scientific attachments. These attachments will have a structured program of learning activities and may be used to offer a student the opportunity for: immersion in a broad spectrum of clinical or non-clinical specialty areas and their scientific underpinning; additional research; or directed remediation.
Course StaffAssociate Professor Renuka Visvanathan
Phone: 8222 8178
Years 4-6 MBBS Program Coordinator
Phone: 8313 6304
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.As each MSA is coordinated and delivered externally, timetables vary. Details of the timetable are made available to the student via the MLTU site or via direct contact with the site clinical supervisor prior to their commencement.
Course Learning OutcomesThe attachments intend to:
1. Provide students with the opportunity for immersion in a broad spectrum of speciality areas
2. Focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of a specialty or discipline
3. Continue the spirals of learning which began in Years 1-3
4. Integrate the clinical and scientific disciplines relevant to the topic
5. Include time to critically read and review relevant literature
University Graduate Attributes
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Recommended ResourcesSome of the MSAs have information available on the MLTU website and this provides a guide for students to engage in learning in a clinical context.
For all MSAs, students are expected to discuss early on with their clinical supervisor what the overall aims of the rotation are and the pertinent areas to cover. Students are then expected to seek out resources that will allow them to meet these aims.
Online LearningThe School of Medicine Teaching Series has a wealth of information on various specialities and subspecialties on MyUni. Students are encouraged to view this material.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe primary mode of teaching and learning in MSAs is in the clinical context. This includes ward rounds, consultant rounds, outpatient clinics and bedside tutorials with the student’s preceptor.
Learning is to be supplemented with the School of Medicine Teaching Series content available on MyUni, other online sources and textbooks. In Year 5, the SMTS is held during the MSAs semester and attendance is compulsory.
Students are also advised to participate in academic teaching occurring at the hospital – journal clubs, unit meetings and grand rounds. Students should discuss which of these occur and which are suitable to attend.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Workload for the individual students will vary from week to week but students can assume that on average they will work a 45 hour week which will include clinic sessions, lectures (both delivered and online), seminars, tutorials and private study but does not include after hours call.
Learning Activities SummaryThe MSAs are delivered externally at various sites and coordinated independently. Students are expected to compile a summary of the learning activities at the beginning of the rotation through discussion with their clinical preceptor, for their own learning benefit.
Specific Course RequirementsSome MSAs do have specific course requirements – such as National Police Certificates for rotations at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Students will be advised of these requirements via the MSA handbook which is released on the MLTU website. This is released in adequate time to allow students to meet these requirements.
If students do not organise these specific requirements prior to the commencement of the rotation, this may result in students not being able to undertake the MSA and therefore failing the rotation on attendance.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- 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 SummaryAssessment for the MSA rotations varies. However, it usually entails a case write up, critical review of a journal article, brief literature on a relevant topic or presentation to the unit, attendance and participation and global assessment of competency and professionalism.
Any combination of these or other more formal means of assessment such as observed cases, written exam papers or vivas may be required.
Students should actively seek out information on rotation assessment at the beginning of their clinical attachment. This information can be obtained from either the MSA coordinator or the administrative officer at the site.
Assessment Related RequirementsSee Assessment Summary above
Assessment DetailSee Assessment Summary above
SubmissionStudents are advised to seek out information regarding submission of assessment material from the MSA coordinator or site administrative officer.
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.Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme: GS4
Grade Description NGP Non-Graded Pass S Satisfactory U Unsatisfactory F Fail
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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