MEDIC ST 5016ARU - Human Reproductive Health Part 1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 5016ARU Course Human Reproductive Health 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 4000AHO and 4000BHO 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 Lawrence McArthur
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOUTCOMES (Curriculum Mapping)
1. On completion of Year 5 Human Reproductive Health, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the:
• physiology and pathology of the female reproductive system in childhood, adult life and old age
• physiology of pregnancy, parturition and the puerperium and its effect on medical and surgical disorders
• diagnosis and management of simple gynaecological disorders and an understanding of the principles and essential features of more complex gynaecological conditions
• epidemiology of the major health and social problems related to obstetrics and gynaecology
• embryology, developmental, physiological, biochemical, anatomical, endocrinological, immunological, morphological, pathological and psychological aspects underpinning obstetrics and gynaecology
• pharmacology of drugs commonly used during pregnancy and in gynaecology
• cultural, legal and social variation in attitudes towards obstetrics and gynaecology
• effect of the woman’s social circumstances on pregnancy or a gynaecological condition
• effect of drugs (prescribed or other) on pregnancy or gynaecological conditions
2. Students will demonstrate competency, as expected of a Year 5 student under appropriate supervision, in the following areas of clinical skills and reasoning:
• conducting an interview that considers the special physical, psychological and social characteristics required to take a full history relevant to human sexuality, obstetrics and gynaecology
• conducting a physical examination which takes into account the special problems encountered in human sexuality, obstetrics and gynaecology, in order to confirm or refute an hypothesis or diagnosis
• providing specific advice to the woman about the arrangements necessary for confinement in an appropriate setting, including referral to a Specialist Obstetrician for further management if risk factors have been identified
• providing specific advice to the woman on the potential hazards of drugs to the conceptus
• requesting appropriate laboratory, psychological or social data in order to reach an appropriate diagnosis
• observing and recording the progress of labour, delivery and the early puerperium
• formulating a plan for care of the patient(s)
3. Students will demonstrate the following professional attributes:
• applying the principles of evidence based medicine in obstetrics and gynaecology
• maintaining the dignity and privacy of the woman
• practising empathetic medicine
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)
1-3 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
1-3 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
1-3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-2 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
1-3 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
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Learning & Teaching Activities
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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.
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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.
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.
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Policies & Guidelines
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MBBS Incident Reporting
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- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
Students are to report incidents in the hospitals via the Clinical Education offices. The staff in these offices can debrief students, and also provide students with the University’s Incident Reporting form and the relevant Hospital form. See:
MBBS incidents will be flagged by the relevant School Health & Safety Officer and on the assignment of controls they will be compiled by the Faculty HSW Manager, and finally reported to the School of Medicine OHS Committee.
Clinical Education Offices
Modbury Hospital (MPH)
The MPH Clinical Education Office is situated on Level 5 of the Modbury Hospital main building.
Dr Wing Cheung (Senior Lecturer, Clinical Education)
Ms Danique Chadwick (Administrator)
Phone: 8161 2132
Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)
The RAH Clinical Education Office, is situated on Level 1 of the Eleanor Harrald Building, Frome Road.
Dr Jo Thomas (Senior Lecturer, Clinical Education)
Ms Ebony Dukic (Administrator)
Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH)
The LMH Clinical Education Office is situated on Level 2 of the Education Centre in the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
Dr Jenny Cook-Foxwell (Senior Lecturer, Clinical Education)
Ms Donna Holloway (Administrator)
Dr Peak Mann Mah (Senior Lecturer, and Clinical Dean, LMH)
Mrs Liz Ziebarth (Administrator)
Phone: 8182 9433
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)
The TQEH Clinical Education Office is situated on Level 2 of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Dr Robin Limb (Senior Lecturer, Clinical Education
Ms Mary Denys (Administrator)
Phone: 8222 7480
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH)
The WCH Clinical Education Office, is situated on Level 2 of the Rieger Ward, in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Ms Gemma Barnes (Clinical Studies Officer)
Phone: 8161 6346
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