MEDIC ST 5000AHO - Fifth Year MBBS Examination Part 1

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2021

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 5000AHO
    Course Fifth Year MBBS Examination Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MEDIC ST 4000AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 4013AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 4014 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 4015 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 4016 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 4017 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 4018 AHO/BHO, or by approval of the Dean of Medicine
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kareeann Khow

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

    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    • Normal structure and function of the body, from conception through childhood, adolescence, reproductive life, adulthood and old age, and including epidemiological, social and behavioural aspects
    • Principles of anaesthesia and pain management in emergencies, acute and chronic pain, patient monitoring and end-of-life care
    • Common presentations in relation to normal development and/or clinical disorders that may arise during life, and the approaches for their recognition, investigation, treatment and prevention
    • Integrating and applying core medical and scientific knowledge to individual patients, population and health systems
    • Integrating the principles of disease prevention and health promotion into clinical practice
    • Environmental and psychosocial issues and their effect on patients
    • The rights of vulnerable individuals and their families, the responsibilities of involved health professionals, and the relevant health, welfare and legal services available
    • Managing multi-morbidity in the hospital and community
    • Appreciation of the contribution of various health professional team members to patient care
    • Identifying, accessing, critically appraising, interpreting and applying evidence from the medical and scientific literature
    • Consequences of iatrogenesis on health outcomes

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

    • Diagnostic reasoning skills including integration and weighted interpretation of findings from history and physical examination to arrive at an initial differential diagnosis
    • Selecting and justifying common investigations, with regards to the pathological basis of disease, utility, safety and cost effectiveness, and interpretation of the results
    • Applying therapeutic reasoning skills including identification of appropriate therapeutic objectives in both differentiated and undifferentiated clinical problems
    • Formulating and justifying appropriate management options, individually and as a member of a team
    • Prescribing therapy safely, effectively and economically, using objective evidence, in acute, chronic, perioperative pain, and palliative care settings
    • Performing advanced life support skills, with effective use of airway aids and using the difficult airway algorithm that incorporates professional boundaries
    • Performing and explaining to patients a range of procedures (as listed in year 4/5 objectives)
    • Provide specific advice to the woman about options for confinement in an appropriate setting, including referral to a specialist obstetrician if risk factors are identified
    • Providing specific advice to patients on the potential hazards of drugs to themselves, and/or a conceptus
    • Communicating effectively with patients and their families, and other health professionals, about diagnosis and management plans, ensuring care handover
    • Assisting with completion of patient Extended Primary Care assessment, advanced care planning and patient competency assessment.

    3. Demonstrate the following professional attributes:

    • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, in a variety of media, with patients, colleagues and others
    • Working and communicating with other health professionals to achieve the best patient-outcomes
    • Applying the principles of evidence-based medicine
    • Maintenance of patient dignity, privacy and confidentiality, and practice of empathetic medicine
    • Ethical and professional attitudes and behaviour in interactions with patients, relatives, colleagues and all other clinical staff
    • Accepting of responsibility to protect and advance the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations
    • Understanding the environmental, social and psychological determinants of disease, including issues relating to health inequalities, cultural diversity, and socio-economic and physical environment factors
    • Ability to contribute to the teaching and professional development of others
    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 5 of the MBBS Program

    To complete Year 5 students must achieve a Non-Graded Pass (NGP) in the Y5 Examination course (end of semester summative assessments) and have successfully completed all year level component course placements (24 units) as per below.

    Requirements to achieve a NGP in MEDIC ST 5000AHO/BHO:
    Assessment Task                     Task Type            Weighting (%)
    End of Semester OSCEs (x2)    Summative          50 %
    MCQ paper                             Summative           50 %

    To pass MEDIC ST 5000 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 OSCE and MCQ. The maximum score result for additional assessment is 50% and an overall pass in the examination course.

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

    Course Unit value Grade
    5005 AHO/BHO ARU/BRU Medical & Scientific Attachment III 2 NGP
    5006 AHO/BHO ARU/BRU Medical & Scientific Attachment IV 2 NGP
    5007 AHO/BHO ARU/BRU Medical & Scientific Attachment V 2 NGP
    5009 AHO/BHO ARU/BRU Geriatrics and General Practice 4 NGP
    5014 AHO/BHO ARU/BRU Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care V 2 NGP
    5015 AHO/BHO ARU/BRU Paediatrics and Child Health 6 NGP
    5016 AHO/BHO ARU/BRU Human Reproductive Health 6 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 year summative assessments.
    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 canvas course associated with this course.

    Attendance Requirements
    All courses in the MBBS program have attendance requirements that are clearly outlined in the respective Course Outlines.
    Assessment Detail
    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 5000BHO Fifth Year MBBS Exam Part 1 and Part 2 courses, the student must pass the combined end of semester and 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 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.

    As defined by the Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy, the MBBS is a yearly program.

    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 MEDIC ST 5000 AHO/BHO and progress into Year 6, the student must pass the examination course and have successfully completed all year level component courses (24 units).

    NGP = non-graded pass, which is > or = to 50% after standard setting adjustments have been applied.

    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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