MEDIC ST 6017BHO - Emergency Department Internship VI Part 2
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 6017BHO Course Emergency Department 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 5000 Restrictions Available to MBBS students only Course Description Students undertake a 6 week placement in a major teaching hospital
Course Coordinator: Andrew Giles
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Student will be allocated a roster for the 6 week term. It comprises a variety of day and evening shifts and is designed toprovide them with experience in all facets of Emergency medicine
Course Learning Outcomes
* To practice and apply information synthesis and evaluation
* To develop further skills in medical decision making
* To assume greater responsibility for patient care
Student should be familiar with the management of patients presenting with:
* Abdominal pain:
* Chest pain:
* Acute respiratory distress
* Vomiting and diarrhoea
* Drug overdose
* Renal colic
* Behavioural disturbance
* Soft tissue injury
* Alcohol/Drug Intoxication and Withdrawal
* Common Eye and ENT problems
* Vaginal bleeding
When possible students should observe the management of patients with
* Cardio-Respiratory arrest
* Cardiac Arrhythmias
* Acute Pulmonary Oedema
* Acute blood loss
* Severe multi-system trauma
* Acute psychiatric emergencies
Technical procedures that should be performed:
* IV cannulation
* Arterial blood gases
* NGT Placement
* Bladder Catheterisation
* Performing an ECG
* Plaster application
Students should learn to interpret the following tests:
* Common blood tests
* Plain radiographs
The Emergency Department experience should also be used to develop the following communication skills:
* Patients and relatives:
Information transfer, reassurance, explanation of tests and procedures, preparation for tests and procedures
* Learning to work as part of a team
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)
All of the above 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
All of the above 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
All of the above Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
All of the above 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
All of the above 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
All of the above
Required ResourcesThere are no required resources. Recommended resources will be advised as appropriate.
Recommended ResourcesThe Barr-Smith Library has the following texts available for loan:
* Clinical procedures in Emergency Medicine
* Emergency Medicine: A comprehensive study guide
* On call: principles and protocols
* Presenting signs and symptoms in the ED
There are also a number of texts available in the ED and hospital library, which may be of use to students
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThere are numerous teaching and learning methods used, with the emphasis on active learning methods including, but not limited to: lectures, bedside tutorials, case presentations, write-ups and other sessions in hospital. There will be self-directed research and/or study.
Year 6 students also take part in the Year 6 teaching program during their internship semester. This work-ready program aims to equip students for internship through a mixture of didactic sessions, online preparation and face-to-face workshops.
The core element of the emergency medicine internship program is based on providing students with a basic understanding of emergency medicine. Students are encouraged and expected to involve themselves in the department’s activities.
Following orientation, students should begin evaluating patients on a semi-independent
basis. During their term, they will be expected to see at least 8 of the 10 patient problems listed in the student handbook.
Students will be expected to see patients and perform a full history, examination and formulate a management plan. It is an expectation they will perform all the necessary tasks (under supervision) required to manage the patient in ED. This includes completing all the necessary paperwork, procedures (where appropriate) and monitoring the patient’s progress whilst in ED (including handover of patient, if applicable)
Students will receive a copy of the Trainee Medical Officer Handbook. Tutorials are designed specifically for students. Times may vary between hospitals; studentsshould check with their supervisor for specific tutorial times. Students are expected to attend the tutorials whether or not they are scheduled to work that day.
Tutorials involve a mixture of didactic, interactive and skills sessions. Topics that may be covered include but are not limited to: ED procedures, toxicology, airway workshop, ALS/BLS, Assessment of the deteriorating patient and trauma assessment.
Student interns should work the same hours that interns are rostered on their Units including attending “Takes” and post take ward rounds
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Please refer to MyUni.
Learning Activities SummaryStudent interns need to obtain initial direction/orientation from their supervisor at the commencement of the internship regarding the appropriate learning activities
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe predominant learning method for the MBBS Program is small group discovery learning.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryStudents are advised to read in detail the information in the Assessment Document - Part A and Part B. Students
will be expected to be aware of the contents of these documents and to abide by the requirements as stated.
Assessment DetailPlease refer to MyUni.
SubmissionPlease refer to MyUni.
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.In addition, students will receive a banded result upon completion of their attachment. Five bands are available to determine the assessment in sixth year of MBBS. The Bands available for determining student performance are
A Above expected competency for Year 6
B Clearly at expected competency for Year 6
C Just reaches expected competency for Year 6
D Below expected competency for Year 6
E Far below expected competency for Year 6
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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