MEDIC ST 5014ARU - Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care V Pt1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 5014ARU Course Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care V Pt1 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 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 Restrictions Available to MBBS students on rural placement only Course Description The clinical attachments are a program of clinical education through a selection of placements so that students will be competent in history-taking, patient examination and management. This includes problem formulation, investigations, treatment (pharmacological and non-pharmacological), counselling, good communication skills, the practice of empathetic medicine, and a sound knowledge base that allows diagnosis and management of common disorders to be carried out under appropriate supervision. Some students will have the opportunity to undertake their training for an extended period of time in a rural or remote setting.
Course Coordinator: Dr Katrina MorganRural Apic Course Coordinator - to be appointed
Year 5 Rural Program Coordinator: Bronwyn Herde
Phone: +61 8 8313 4528
Location: Adelaide Rural Clinical School, The University of Adelaide
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
- Pain management during O-week
- Advanced life care support (ALS) simulation workshop in O-week
- Faciltitation of theatre sessions with local anaesthetists throughout the year (rural location dependant)
- Anaesthetic and Pain (PBL) tutorials during mid-year workshop
- Virtual theatre simulation program mid-year workshop
- Palliative Care Telehealth Simulation Session and case discussions
- Online training resources
Course Learning OutcomesCompetencies expected of a fifth-year medical student
- Conduct a preoperative assessment
- Identify significant co-morbidities and outline strategies for perioperative investigation, optimisation and management
- Understand the principles of perioperative patient monitoring and recognition of early deterioration
- Overview of anaesthesia principles, including emergency anaesthesia
- Application of clinical pharmacology to safely deliver local anaesthesia to patients.
- Utilise difficult airway algorithm that incorporates professional boundaries
- Perform advanced life support skills, with effective use of airway aids
- Use a framework to diagnose and manage common post-surgical problems
- Develop an approach to the management of critically ill patients including
a. Essentials of identification, triage and management of critically ill patients
b. Principles of life-support and monitoring systems
- Assessment of pain in relation to clinical diagnosis, classification and response to therapy
- Knowledge of the pharmacology of drugs commonly used in pain management
- Familiarity with drug and non-drug techniques commonly used in pain management
- Develop pain management strategies required to competently fulfil the role of an intern.
- Outline principles and professional medical responsibilities in patient palliative care
- Learn effective interaction with multi-professional teams involved in the APIC disciplines
- Practice the APIC disciplines according to ethical principles.
- Utilise advanced communication techniques in difficult and challenging staff and patient encounters
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.
All of the above
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.
All of the above
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.
All of the above
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.
All of the above
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.
All of the above
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.
All of the above
Online Textbooks (note that you must be logged into the Library first for the link to work):
Lecture Notes : Clinical Anaesthesia (5)
by Gwinnutt, Carl L. & Gwinnutt, Matthew
Acute Pain Management : A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition (4) by Macintyre, Pamela E., Schug, Stephan A.
See chapters 3,4,6,7 and 16
Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence 3rd edition, 2010: https://search-informit-com-au.proxy.library.adelaide.edu.au/browsePublication;res=IELHEA;isbn=9780987323675
Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care: available via the University of Adelaide Library
Australian Medicines Handbook: available via the University of Adelaide Library
Online LearningSee MyUni Rural APIC Course
Content: Online Interactive Modules, PBL cases and online lectures delivered via MyUni.
Communication: Announcements and discussion boards will be used for asynchronous communications.
Assessment: Formative online assessments.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesRural APIC syllabus and educational activities are integrated across the rural year, orientation and midyear workshops and are uniquely customised to the rural location.
Educational activities include:-
- Lectures - pain management
- Advanced Life Support course - O week
- Facilitation of operating theatre anaesthetic sessions with local anaesthetists (rural location dependant)
- Online tutorials
- PBL tutorials
- Virtual anaesthetic theatre simulation sessions - mid-year workshop
- Emergency simulation sessions throughout the year
- Palliative care case-based discussions
- Advanced Communication | Pain | End of Life Simulation Workshops
- Online training resources
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Please refer to MyUni.
Learning Activities SummaryPlease refer to MyUni.
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 SummaryThis course is the first semester of the community based, integrated Adelaide Rural Clinical School Rural APIC course and assessment continues over the 36 week MBBS calendar year. Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded a CN (Continuing) grade awarded for the Part 1 course and a NGP (Non Graded Pass) grade for the Part 2 course.
See MEDIC ST 5014BRU for assessment of the full year course
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 RequirementsIt is compulsory for students to attend clinical placements and their specific activities in line with the principles and guidelines outlined in the Medical Student Clinical Hours document.
Exemptions to mandatory clinical placement attendance requirements may be granted by the Program Coordinator in consultation with the relevant course coordinator and year level advisor if there are exceptional medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances as defined by the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy.
The University has developed a Scope of Practice document which outlines appropriate activities 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 DetailPlease refer to MyUni for detailed descriptions of assessment and marking rubrics.
SubmissionPlease refer to MyUni.
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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