MEDIC ST 6015BHO - Medicine Internship VI Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2020

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 6015BHO
    Course Medicine Internship VI Part 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 5000AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 5005AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 5006 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 5007 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 5009 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 5014 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 5015 AHO/BHO, MEDIC ST 5016 AHO/BHO, or by approval of the Dean of Medicine Rural Students: ARU/BRU offerings
    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)
    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, 3
    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, 2
    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
    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
    learning and assessment tools, including miniCex
  • 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

    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%)

    Note: Modified arrangements have been made to assessments (see end of Assessment Summary section)

    Academic Progression Requirements

    To pass this course and the Final (Sixth Year) MBBS Assessment Part 1 and Part 2 courses, students must obtain:

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

    If a student fails one course or placement, they must undertake a remedial course or placement and must obtain a pass.

    If a student fails two courses or placements, they will fail the year and must repeat the entire year.

    Modified arrangements have been made to assessments and the details provided here reflect recent updates:

    Supervisor report 30% HURDLE

    Learning coach report (addressing professionalism) 25%
    5x MiniCex/case-based discussion 20%
    Reflective Journal on placement 25%

    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. 

    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

    Note: Modified arrangements have been made to assessments (see end of Assessment Summary section)
    All submissions are online  via 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.

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