MEDIC ST 6019AHO - Primary Care Selective VI Part 1
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 6019AHO Course Primary Care Selective VI Part 1 Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Teaching Hospitals Contact 4 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 A Selective is a Specialist/Community or Ambulatory Placement. Each Selective is 4 weeks in duration. Students must do a Selective in Medicine, Primary Care, Psychiatry and Surgery.
Students must take at least one rural-based Selective (with the exemption of International students who are not required to do a rural placement).
Note 1: Students that have already fulfilled their 4 weeks rural total (Commonwealth requirement before graduation) may wish to apply for a rural Selective exemption.
Selective selection is from a pre-determined list of available Selectives.
Individual "once-off/self-created" Selectives may be negotiated (interstate/overseas) for student's Medicine, Surgery, Primary Care OR Psychiatry Selective. Only ONE self-created Selective may be created in Year 6. The self-created Selective must be approved by the relevant Discipline before it can be accepted.
Note 2: Some students may be required to complete a directed elective in place of their Medicine or Surgery Selective, based on decisions made at the Year 5 Board of Examiners.
Course Coordinator: Professor Nigel StocksTeaching staff in General Practice supervising students.
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Student will need to obtain initial direction/orientation from their supervisor at the commencement of the Selective.
They will provide them with an appropriate timetable including rostered on, compulsory and/or after-hour activities. Further information is available in the course handbook, provided to students at the beginning of the rotation.
Course Learning Outcomes
1) Have experience of managing common conditions in
specialist, community or ambulatory settings
2) Have practice in settings other than in teaching hospital wards
3) Be active learners, self-directed learners and have a fostering of evidence
4) Understand the scientific basis of diagnosis and management in the relevant
discipline, i.e. integration with relevant basic sciences
5) Understand the health care systems, including urban and rural locations
6) Have exposure to changes in the health system
7) Have exposure to the use of cost effective investigation and management
8) Have opportunities to be involved in laboratory medicine and imaging
9) Have opportunities to work with a range of health care providers
10) Experience using information technology as part of their work
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.
Required ResourcesThere are no required resources. Recommended resources will be advised as appropriate.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended resources may be suggested during the rotation
Online LearningMaterial for the course will be provided through MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIt is expected during their Primary Care Selective that students will see their own patients independently and formulate their own management plans. Students should have the opportunity to parallel consult wherever possible.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Workload for the individual students will vary from week to week but students can assume that on average they will work a 45 hour week which will include clinic sessions, lectures (both delivered and online), seminars, tutorials and private study but does not include after-hours call.
Learning Activities SummaryStudent need to obtain initial direction/orientation from their supervisor at the commencement of their SCelective regarding the appropriate learning activities
Specific Course RequirementsIndividual"once-off/self-created" SCAPs may be negotiated (interstate/overseas) for student’s Medicine, Surgery, Primary Care OR Psychiatry SCAP. Only ONE self-created SCAP may be created in Year 6. The self-created SCAP must be approved by the relevant Discipline before it can be accepted.
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 SummaryAssessment for the selective rotations may vary slightly depending on whether the attachment is clinical or non-clinical but is essentially based around the following:
Assessment Task Assessment Task Type Assessment % Weighting Course Learning Outcome(s) Assessed Supervisor Report Summative 70% 1 - 10 Additional workplace assessment (e.g. miniCEx) Summative 30% 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
Students should actively seek out information on rotation assessment at the beginning of their clinical attachment. Further information can be obtained from either the MSA coordinator or the administrative officer at the site.
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.
Assessment Related RequirementsIt 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.
As part of the Primary Care Selective, students will be required to keep a logbook of practical procedures and skills they complete during their rotation. As part of the handbook students receive at the beginning of the rotation are a list ofessential core skills which must be completed and optional procedures and skills.Furthermore assessment will be based on an evaluation of the student’s verbal communication and written communication (referral letters, documentation). Further information regarding specific assessment of the Primary Care Selective is available in the student handbook.
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.
Further information regarding specific assessment of the Primary Care Selective is available in the student handbook.
Student assessment may differ according to the Selective rotation they are on. Specific assessment tasks may need to be negotiated with the supervisor.
No information currently available.
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.Submission details will be outlined at the beginning of the attachment.
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 (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) 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.
The MBBS Program website has details on Student well-being resources which can be accessed.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
- LinkedIn Learning
Students may access the University Health Practice: 61+ 08 83135050 http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/health/
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- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
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- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
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- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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