MEDIC ST 5016BRU - Human Reproductive Health Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2022

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 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 5000AHO, MEDIC ST 5005ARU, MEDIC ST 5006ARU MEDIC ST 5007ARU, MEDIC ST 5009ARU, MEDIC ST 5014ARU, MEDIC ST 5015ARU and MEDIC ST 5016ARU in addition to all previous years core courses, 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

    Rural 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
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On 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)

    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.

    1.1 - 1.10

    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.

    1.1 - 1.10

    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.

    1.1 - 2.9

    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.

    1.1 - 2.9

    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.

    1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2.1 - 2.9

    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.

    2.3 - 2.5, 2.8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
    Online Learning
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Details will be made available on MyUni.

    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
    Details will be made available on MyUni.
  • 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
    Summative and Formative Assessment:

    Assessment Task Task Type Barrier? Weighting Course Learning Outcomes
    HRH Long case report Summative


    25% K3 - 11
    Recorded mock consults and reflections x 2 Summative N 40% K3,4,10, C1
    Midwife Mini CEX Summative N 15% K3,4,10, C 1,2, 7,8,9
    Simulation Scenario Assessment Summative N 20% C1 - 9
    SCORM lecture series with questions, e.g. Endocrine, Menopause, Contraception online module completion Formative N N/A K1-11
    DAROGA online (YouTube) tutorial series Formative N N/A K1-11
    Sexual health online module completion Formative N N/A K10, C1,2
    Contraception Module Formative N N/A K8
    Monthly Quizzes MCQ Formative N N/A K1-11
    ARCS Midyear OSCE Formative N N/A C1-9
    Students not participating in scheduled sessions will be given feedback Formative N N/A N/A

    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 Requirements
    It 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 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:

    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.

    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.

  • Student Feedback

    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.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    A student course evaluation is completed online by all students at the end of the rotation.  SELTS of individual teaching are done on a regular basis.
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  • Policies & Guidelines
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