MEDIC ST 5014BHO - Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care V Pt 2
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 5014BHO Course Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care V Pt 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 5005AHO, MEDIC ST 5006AHO MEDIC ST 5007AHO, MEDIC ST 5009AHO, MEDIC ST 5014AHO, MEDIC ST 5015AHO and MEDIC ST 5016AHO in addition to all previous years core courses, or by approval of the Dean of Medicine Restrictions Available to MBBS students 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: Jeremy BrammerCourse Co-ordinator
Dr Jeremy Brammer
Joint course co-ordinator (ICU)
A/Prof Mary White
RAH Anaesthetics contact:
Dr Julia Coldrey
RAH ICU Contact:
A/Prof Mary White
Palliative Care Contact:
Professor Greg Crawford
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital contact:
Dr Thava Visvanathan
Lyell McEwin Hospital contact:
Dr Lynda D’Souza
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.The course timetable for the APIC rotation is made available to students on the first day of the rotation.
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
- Essentials of identification, triage and management of critically ill patients
- 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
• Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence 3rd edition, 2010: see http://www.anzca.edu.au/fpm/resources/books-and-publications
• Macintyre and Schug, Acute Pain Management: a practical guide, WB Saunders, 3rd edition 2007
• Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care: available via the University of Adelaide library
• Australian Medicines Handbook: available via the University of Adelaide library
• Introductory anaesthetics textbook such as:
o Gwinnutt, Lecture Notes: Clinical Anaesthesia, 5th edition, 2016
Online LearningStudents are recommended to review the SMTS pain and palliative care content available on MyUni as well as the relevant lectures on pain and analgesia from the MLTU website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesCore teaching process for ICU includes:
1. Small and large group teaching sessions ie. lectures and tutorials
2. Skills sessions (simulator sessions)
3. Case presentations
4. Clinical attachments with ward rounds
5. Self-directed study
6. Presentation of ICU related topics
The pain component learning is delivered via:
2. Clinical attachments to acute pain, chronic pain and palliative care
4. Group work and group presentation
5. Case based discussion of chronic pain and palliative care
6. Self-directed learning
The anaesthetics teaching and learning modes include:
2. Small group discussion / Problem Based Learning sessions
3. Clinical attachments in theatre, OPD and recovery
4. Simulator sessions
5. Self-directed learning
6. Presentation of Anaesthesia related topics.
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 SummaryFor all components, students are expected to attend all clinical rounds and rostered tutorials and participate actively in these.
All materials required for the course an be accessed via MyUni
Students are expected to complete the recommended readings:
1. Revisit 4th year lectures on pain and analgesics
2. Macintyre and Schug – Acute Pain Managementa. Chapter 3 – Assessment of painb. Chapter 4 – pharmacology of opioidsc. Chapter 6 – non-opioid and adjuvant analgesic drugsd. Chapter 7 – routes of systemic opioid administratione. Chapter 8 – patient-controlled analgesiaf. Chapter 9 – epidural analgesiag. Chapter 12 – acute neuropathic painh. Chapter 14 – elderly, opioid-tolerant and substance abuse patients3. Therapeutic Guidelines – Palliative Carea. Chapter – Getting to know your drugsb. Chapter – Pain4. Macintyre PE, Loadsman JA, Scott DA. Opioids, ventilation and acute pain management. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2011 Jul;39(4):545-58
5. Coldrey JC, Upton RN, Macintyre PE. Advances in analgesia in the older patient. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthiol. 2011 Sep; 25(3):367-78
6. Huxtable CA, Roberts LJ, Somogyi AA, Macintyre PE. Acute pain management in opiod-tolerant patients: a growing challenge. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2011 Sep;39(5):804-23
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
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 Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome Addressed On-line quizzes during rotation Formative and Summative 20% All End of rotation anaesthesia project (wk 2) Summative 32% 1 - 8 ICU placement participation and project Formative and Summative 32% 3, 7, 9, 15 - 17 Pain case discussion end of week 3 Summative 16% 9 - 12, 15 - 17
• a satisfactory result in each of the components of the summative assessment in semesters 1 and 2; and
To pass this course and the Fifth Year MBBS Examination Annual Examination Part 2 course, students must obtain:
• 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 DetailPain and Palliative Care
1. Attendance at and participation in clinical rounds and tutorials
2. MCQ paper based on material covered in acute pain, chronic pain and pharmacology lectures in year 4.
3. Group discussion of pain cases which will provided at the start of the rotation - students will be assessed on their contribution to these cases and are expected to have prepared appropriately. Additional questions may be asked by the facilitator.
4. Communication workshop/simulation for palliative care.
1. Attendance at and participation in all rostered clinical activities
2. Active participation in PBL sessions and completion of quizzes that relate to each PBL.
3. Completion of all on line learning tasks on MyUni
4. Presentation of a topic related to anaesthesia at the end of the anaesthesia component of your rotation. Topics will be provided by your local hospital coordinator.
1. Professional behaviour
2. Participation in clinical activities
a. Attendance, including out of hours (minimum 95% attendance required to pass rotation)
b. Actively seeks learning opportunities
c. Contributes to patient discussion
3. Medical competence
a. Thorough history and physical examination skills
b. Concise and accurate case presentations
4. Theoretical knowledge
a. Good knowledge base with ability to apply to clinical situations
5. ICU presentation.
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.
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