MEDIC ST 6015BHO - Medicine Internship & Year 6 Teaching Series Pt 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2017

Students undertake a 6 week placement in a major teaching hospital. Year 6 Teaching Series focuses on practical knowledge needed by interns.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 6015BHO
    Course Medicine Internship & Year 6 Teaching Series Pt 2
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 3
    Contact 6 week placement
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MEDIC ST 5000
    Restrictions Available to MBBS students only
    Course Description Students undertake a 6 week placement in a major teaching hospital.
    Year 6 Teaching Series focuses on practical knowledge needed by interns.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Josephine Thomas

    Year 6 MBBS Convenor
    Prof Cherrie Galletly
    Year 6 Transition to internship teaching series convenor (includes core skills program)
    Dr Jo Thomas
    Clinical Attachments are overseen by the Clinical placements team
    There is a clinical supervisor for each attachment:
    1. Medical internship
    2. Surgical internship
    3. Emergency and Intensive care internship
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. On completion of Year 6 Medicine Internship and Teaching Series, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the: Immediate assessment and management of acute and common presentations of illness (Including emergency management)
    1. How and when to obtain assistance with managing patients
    2. Ordering of investigations
    3. Practice of prescribing
    4. Management of Patients and their families at end of life
    5. Impact of intern working hours
    6. Supervision and teaching of others
    2. Students will demonstrate competency, as expected of a Year 6 student, in the following areas of clinical skills and reasoning:
    1. Practising all procedures on the Essential Procedures Checklist
    2. Managing the requirements of a dynamic clinical context e.g. assessing patients, organising and documenting clinical information, communicating with patients, relatives and other staff
    3. Managing short calls
    3. Students will demonstrate the following professional attributes:
    1. Confidence to cope with competing demands of internship
    2. The ability to work as part of the ward team, with a defined role and clear (but limited) responsibility
    3. Development of management strategies required for maintaining their own health and well-being during long shifts and runs of consecutive days on duty
    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)
    1b,c. 2a,b,c.
    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
    1b,c. 2a,b,c.
    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
    1a,d. 2b,c. 3a,b,c.
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1b,c. 2b,c. 3a,b,c.
    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
    1a,d. 2b,c. 3b.
    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
    1a,d,e,f. 2b,c. 3a,b,c.
  • 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 Austarlain 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 teaching series) 
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The predominant learning method for the MBBS Program is small group discovery learning.
  • Assessment

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    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
    Successful completion of the course requires >95% attendance at clinical attachments, Year 6 Teaching Series and the feedback sessions of the compulsory NPS Prescribing modules.

    There is a summative assessement in multiple domains of the three six-week Student Internships (clinical attachments in Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine) which closely mirror intern workplace-based assessments.

    Students are also required to satisfactorily complete:
    Online components of the transition to intership teaching series, inlcluding: 11x specified NPC online prescribing modules, Cultural competency reflective journal, Safety and quality assignment.
    Transition to Internship Essential Competencies checklist. Competencies must be signed off by an appropriately senior person and proof of completion uploaded into the Mahara e-portfolio 6 weeks before the end of Year 6.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


    No information currently available.

    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.

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