MEDIC ST 6016AHO - Surgery Internship VI Part 1

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2022

Students undertake a 6 week placement conducted in the major teaching hospitals. Year 6 Teaching Series to be conducted on Wednesday afternoons during the Internship semester. The series focuses on practical knowledge needed by interns.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 6016AHO
    Course Surgery 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
    Restrictions Available to MBBS students only
    Course Description Students undertake a 6 week placement conducted in the major teaching hospitals.
    Year 6 Teaching Series to be conducted on Wednesday afternoons during the Internship semester. The series focuses on practical knowledge needed by interns.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Adam Wells

    Course Timetable

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

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. On completion of their Surgery Internship, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the:
    · general principles, key topics and clinical problems in surgery
    2. Students will demonstrate competency, as expected of a Year 6 student, in the following areas of clinical skills and reasoning:
    ·  applying their knowledge appropriately to surgical situations
    ·  undertaking limited duties of a surgical Intern
    ·  working as a member of the surgical team
    ·  history taking, physical examination and managing surgical patients under the direction of a clinical staff member
    ·  documentation that is well-organised, timely and thorough, including safe prescribing
    ·  practising relevant procedural skills

    3. Students will demonstrate the following professional attributes:
    · effective and empathic communication with patients and relatives
    · a professional manner when interacting with colleagues and other members of the health care team
    · self-assessment and identification of areas where further knowledge and developing is needed
    · work readiness for a seamless transition to Internship and residencies in later years

    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
    Nil specified
    Recommended Resources
    Those provided by the individual clinic to which the student is attached.
    Online Learning
    Nil specified for this section of the MBBS course, but much of what is relevant to student learning at this stage can be found at:
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This is a ward-based activity, where the student is expected to learn by active participation in all the functions of the clinic to which they are attached.

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

    As directed by the individual Heads of Units to which students are attached.
    Learning Activities Summary
    These will be directed by the Head of the Unit to which the individual student is attached.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Satisfactory completion of prior components of the MBBS program.
  • 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 (30%)

    Academic Progression Requirements
    To pass this course and the Final (Sixth Year) MBBS Assessment Part 2 course, 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
    The student must show the appropriate skills (clinical competence, procedural), knowledge and professionalism required of an individual about to commence medical practice.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    Assessment Detail
    Standard ward report as prepared by Faculty.

    No information currently available.

    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.

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    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.

    The MBBS Program has a regular program of evaluation.  In addition, student representatives are appointed to MBBS committees and are encouraged to report on issues of importance to students.
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