MEDIC ST 6015AHO - Medicine Internship VI Part 1

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2022

To prepare students for internship by providing, in a dynamic clinical context, opportunities to practise skills and further prior learning. Students will be Included as part of the ward team, with a defined role and clear (but limited) responsibility to achieve work readiness.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 6015AHO
    Course Medicine Internship VI Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Contact 6 week placement
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MBBS5 In addition to all previous years core courses, or by approval of the Dean of Medicine
    Restrictions Available to MBBS students only
    Course Description To prepare students for internship by providing, in a dynamic clinical context, opportunities to practise skills and further prior learning. Students will be Included as part of the ward team, with a defined role and clear (but limited) responsibility to achieve work readiness.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Campbell Thompson

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Evaluate individual health status and formulate, implement and monitor management plans.
    2. Demonstrate effective communication with a diverse range of patients, carers, colleagues and staff.
    3. Retrieve, interpret and record information effectively in patient management systems.
    4. Recognise the limits of their own expertise and demonstrate interprofessional practice.
    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There is a range of learning resources on MyUni for this course.

    Recommended Resources
    Australian Medicines Handbook- available online
    Therapeutic Guidelines (eTG)
    British Association of Dermatology: Handbook for medical students & junior doctors- available as pdf on MyUni
    Online Learning
    This includes:
    • prereading and online lectures for teaching sessions
    • instructions to access online modules from the National Prescribing Curriculum
    • Access to Australian Medicines Handbook
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The Clincial attachments provide workplace-based learning with oppportunity to attend clinical and educational meetings provided by the clinical unit.  The year 6 teaching series has a mixture of online learning; interactive leactures; and small group activities (including simulation).

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Students are expected to attend clinical attachments for the same hours as an intern on the unit, they are released one full day per week (wednesday) to attend formal teaching program (Transition to internship program)
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • 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

    Supervisor report (70%)

    Mini Clinical Evaluation exercise (Mini-CEx) observed cases x2 (20%)

    Case based presentation (10%)

    Academic Progression Requirements
    To pass this course and the Final Year (Sixth Year) MBBS Assessment Part 2course, students must obtain:

    •    a satisfactory result in each of the components of the summative assessment in semesters 1 and 2

    If an overall borderline grade is achieved in the assessments, a student may be offered an opportunity to sit Replacement/Additional Assessment.

    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.

    In addition, the University has developed a Scope of Practice document which outlines appropriate activites for Year 6 students. Students should be familiar with this document, and adhere to its guidelines. The document can be found in MyUni and here.

    Core structured learning activities in this course include:  ward rounds, clinical unit educational activities, tutorials, take duties and MER team attendance
    Assessment Detail
    Supervisor report (70%) The clinical supervisor report is a summative assessment in multiple domains of the Student Internship which closely mirrors intern workplace-based assessments.These reports comprise allocation of scores for components in the three MBBS domains (MPPD, Clinical practice, science and scholarship) as well as a global assessment component.

    Mini Clinical Evaluation exercise (20%) - two observed cases are assessed summatively, and in combination must cover all competencies. (The miniCex is a validated tool used widely in clinical medicine for providing assessment and feedback on clinical practice performance).

    Case based presentation (10%) - one case-based presentation at unit meeting incorporating features of history, examination and investigations is graded according to a defined rubric
    All submissions are online via 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.

  • 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.

    Student representatives are appointed to MBBS committees and are encouraged to report on issues of importance to students.
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