MEDIC ST 5005BRU - Medical and Scientific Attachment 3 Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2022

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 5005BRU
    Course Medical and Scientific Attachment 3 Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 2
    Contact Attachments, common program & research
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MEDIC ST 5000AHO, MEDIC ST 5005ARU, MEDIC ST 5006ARU MEDIC ST 5007ARU, MEDIC ST 5009ARU, MEDIC ST 5014ARU, MEDIC ST 5015ARU and MEDIC ST 5016ARU in addition to all previous years core courses, or by approval of the Dean of Medicine
    Restrictions Available to MBBS rural placement 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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Katrina Morgan

    Rural Medicine Course Coordinator
    Dr David Lam (

    Year 5 Rural Program Coordinator: Bronwyn Herde
    Phone: +61 8 8313 4528
    Location: Adelaide Rural Clinical School, The University of Adelaide
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    The Adelaide Rural Clinical School follows the Community Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (CLIC) model for medical student training. This comprises a full year of living, working and training in a rural location for your fifth-year MBBS program. It is delivered in rural-based communities with an integrated educational program and clinical placements. The ARCS rural medicine course constitutes the three Medical and Scientific attachments for your fifth-year medical studies and combines the three MEDIC ST 5005-5006-5007:A-B:RU course codes.

    The Rural Medicine Course clinical placements are organised by the student coordinator in each ARCS training node. These include working in rural general practice, with parallel consulting with an experienced supervisor and clinical trainer. Clinical placements can also occur in regional and rural hospitals, with on-call, emergency, and inpatient supervised work, to provide further experiential learning. Additionally, clinical attachments are scheduled with rural or visiting medical specialists providing wider medical, surgical and specialised experience and training. Wider experiences may include community outreach clinics, health promotion activities (e.g. school visits), aboriginal medical services and other specialised clinics when locally available.

    The Rural Medicine course educational program includes elements of general, medical, surgical and emergency patient care, clinical skills, clinical reasoning, professionalism and health care teamwork. Educational activities, formative and summative assessment for the three MEDIC ST 5005-5006-5007:A-B:RU course codes are integrated across the year. These include Peer Assisted Learning - medicine and surgery(PALms) tutorials, bedside teaching, case discussions, interprofessional training and aboriginal health cultural competency development.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The Medical and Scientifc attachments intend to:
    1. Provide students with the opportunity for immersion in medicine and a broad spectrum of speciality areas
    2. Focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of medicine and relevant specialty areas
    3. Continue the spirals of learning which began in Years 1-3
    4. Integrate the clinical and scientific disciplines relevant to medicine and general practice
    5. Critically read and review relevant literature
    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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 Resources
    Required Resources
    Electronic Theraputic Guidelines

    Royal Childrens Hospital Clinical Guidelines
    Online Learning
    Please refer to the MyUni course for topic study guides, practice MCQs, tutorial and lecture resources.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Please refer to MyUni.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Please refer to MyUni.
    Learning Activities Summary
    The rural medicine course educational program includes elements of general medical, surgical and emergency patient care, clinical skills, clinical reasoning, professionalism and healthcare team work.
    Educational activities include Peer Assisted Learning - medicine and surgery (PALms) tutorials, bedside teaching, case discussions, interprofessional learning and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health cultural competency development.Please refer to MyUni.
  • 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
    This course makes up one part of the integrated Adelaide Rural Clinical School Rural Medicine Course and assessment continues across the 3 MSAs (3,4 and 5) and is completed over the 36 week MBBS calendar year.

    Assessment Task Task Type Barrier Weighting Learning Outcome
    *Multi-source feedback (MSF) Professionalism x 2 (one per semester) Summative


    20% 1,3
    Aboriginal Health podcast  Summative N 40% 1,5
    Mini-CEX - Best 5 Across 5 disciplines at least 1 x Paeds, 1 x HRH
    These are additional to those required for Paediatric and HRH Courses
    Summative N 40% 2,4
    Monthly Quizzes MCQ Formative N N/A 2,4,5
    Completion of online modules and collaborative study guides Formative N N/A 2,4,5
    Aboriginal Health Podcast Proposal Formative N N/A 1,5
    ARCS midyear OSCE Formative N N/A 2,4
    Students not participating in scheduled sessions will be given feedback Formative N N/A 1
    *Each Multi-source feedback (MSF) Professionalism consists of three reports from (i) Clinical Academic (ii) a GP supervisor and (iii) from student coordinator

    To pass this course and the Fifth Year MBBS Examination Annual Examination Part 2 course, students must obtain:
    •    a satisfactory result in each of the components of the summative assessment in semesters 1 and 2; and
    •    a satisfactory performance in the examinations overall

    If an overall borderline grade is achieved in the examinations, a student may be offered an opportunity to sit a Replacement/Additional Assessment examination.

    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 successfully complete the MEDIC ST 5000AHO and MEDIC ST 5000BHO Fifth Year MBBS Examination Part 1 and Part 2 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.

    Assessment Related Requirements
    The University has developed a Scope of Practice document which outlines appropriate activites for Year 5 students. Students should be familiar with this document, and adhere to its guidelines. The document can be found in MyUni and here.
    Assessment Detail
    Please refer to MyUni.
    Please refer to MyUni.
    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.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    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.

    The MBBS Program has a regular program of evaluation.  In addition, student representatives are appointed to MBBS committees and are encouraged to report on issues of importance to students.
  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
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