MEDIC ST 5016BRU - Human Reproductive Health Part 2
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 5016BRU Course Human Reproductive Health Part 2 Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Teaching Hospitals Units 6 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 Coordinator: Dr Katrina MorganRural Human Reproductive Health Course Coordinator - Dr Anna Kearney
Location: Pt Lincoln
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.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of:
1.1. the physiology and pathology of the female reproductive system in childhood, adult life and old age.
1.2. the physiology of pregnancy, parturition and the puerperium and its effect on medical and surgical disorders.
1.3. the diagnosis and management of simple gynaecological disorders and an understanding of the principles and essential
features of more complex gynaecological conditions.
1.4. the application of the principles of evidence based medicine in obstetrics and gynaecology
1.5. the epidemiology of the major health and social problems related to obstetrics and gynaecology.
1.6. the embryology, developmental, physiological, biochemical, anatomical, endocrinological, immunological, morphological, pathological and psychological aspects underpinning obstetrics and gynaecology.
1.7. the pharmacology of drugs commonly used during pregnancy and in gynaecology.
1.8. the cultural, legal and social variation in attitudes towards obstetrics and gynaecology.
1.9. the effect of the woman’s social circumstances on pregnancy or a gynaecological condition.
1.10. the effect of drugs (prescribed or other) on pregnancy or gynaecological conditions.
2. Demonstrate competence in the performance of:
2.1 an interview that considers the special physical, psychological and social characteristics required to take a full history relevant to human sexuality, obstetrics and gynaecology.
2.2 a physical examination which will take into account the special problems encountered in human sexuality, obstetrics and gynaecology, in order to confirm or refute an hypothesis or diagnosis.
2.3 counselling of a woman, her partner and family about common problems in human sexuality, obstetrics and gynaecology.
2.4 the provision of specific advice to the woman of the arrangements necessary for the woman to be confined in the appropriate setting including referral to a Specialist Obstetrician for further management if risk factors have been identified
2.5 the provision of specific advice to the woman on the potential hazards of drugs to the conceptus.
2.6 the requesting of appropriate laboratory, psychological or social data in order to reach an appropriate diagnosis.
2.7 observation and recording of the progress of labour, delivery and the early puerperium.
2.8 the maintenance of the dignity and privacy of the woman
2.9 the formulation of a plan for care of the patient(s).
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)
1.1 - 1.10 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
1.1 - 1.10 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
1.1 - 2.9 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1.1 - 2.9 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, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2.1 - 2.9 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
2.3 - 2.5, 2.8
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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.
Assessment SummarySummative Assessment:
- Direct observation of procedures (two) 20%
- MiniCEX (two) 20%
- Long Case Report 20%
- Recorded mock consults and reflection (two) 20%
- Midyear summative OSCE 10%
- Multi-source feedback on professionalism 10%
This will consist of three reports from (i) a GP obstetrician or obstetrician, (ii) midwife and (iii) patient
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.
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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
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