MEDIC ST 5016ARU - Human Reproductive Health Part 1

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2019

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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/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.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Katrina Morgan

    Additional Academic Staff 

    Dr Vipulajith Gange - Port Augusta
    Dr Kedia Jackson - Port Pirie
    Tracey Paterson -Whyalla
    Dr Sue Baillie - Port Lincoln
    A/Prof David Mills - Ceduna
    Dr Damien Ochibo - Ceduna
    Dr Tim Wood - Kadina
    Dr Graham Morris - Kadina
    Dr Richard Mackinnon - Crystal Brook
    Dr Feisal Chenia - Gawler
    Dr Dene Larwood - Gawler
    Dr Amin Haroon - Gawler
    Dr Philip Gribble - Clare
    Dr Marion Crompton - Clare
    Dr Peter Cocks - Broken Hill
    Dr Andre Klomp - Mt Barker
    Dr Richard Henshaw - Mt Barker

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    OUTCOMES (Curriculum Mapping)

    1. On completion of Year 5 Human Reproductive Health, students will be able to 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 be able to 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 be able to 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)
    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 Resources
    Required Resources
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
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    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Details will be made available on MyUni.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
    Specific Course Requirements
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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
    Core competencies (10%)
    Long case report (20%)
    MCQ (15%)
    MCQ (25%)
    OSCE (30%)

    Please see MyUni for further details.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must attend 90% of the core structured learning activities to achieve a pass in this course. Exemptions to mandatory 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.
    Assessment Detail
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
    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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