MEDIC ST 4013AHO - Medical and Scientific Attachment 1 Part 1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 4013AHO Course Medical and Scientific Attachment 1 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 MEDIC ST 3000A/B, MEDIC ST 3101A/B, MEDIC ST 3102AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 3103A/B, MEDIC ST 3104A/B or by approval of the Dean of Medicine. 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 offer a student the opportunity for: immersion in a broad spectrum of clinical or non-clinical specialty areas and their scientific underpinning. In some instances these may be used to undertake additional research.
Course Coordinator: Dr Sharmalar Rajendran
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 Faculty Placement and Internships Team or via direct contact with the site clinical supervisor prior to their commencement.
Placement and Internships Team Email:email@example.com
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
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
- 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)
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
- 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
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
- 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
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
Recommended ResourcesSome of the MSAs have information available on the MyUni Learning Management System 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.
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.
WorkloadThe 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. 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.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe predominant learning method for the MBBS Program is small group discovery learning.
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAssessment for the MSA rotations may vary slightly depending on whether the attachment is clinical or non-clinical but is essentially based around the following:
Attendance / participation 25% Skills / ability 25% Written / case report 25% Theoretical knowledge 25%
Students should actively seek out information on rotation assessment at the beginning of their clinical attachment. Further information can be obtained from either the MSA coordinator or the administrative officer at the site.
Assessment Detailsee asssessment summary.
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.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.Any submission details will be outlined at the beginning of the attachment.
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.
Students may access the University Health Practice, 61+ 08 83135050 http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/health/The MBBS Program website has details on Student Well-being resources which can be accessed.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
Policies & Guidelines
Please read the MBBS Program Code of Conduct
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process