MEDIC ST 6019BHO - Primary Care Selective VI Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2017

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 6019BHO
    Course Primary Care Selective VI Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 3
    Contact 4 week placement
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MEDIC ST 5000
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Nigel Stocks

    Teaching staff in General Practice supervising students.
    Course Timetable

    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.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    ) 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 based medicine
    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)
    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)
    1,4,5,8,
    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
    6,7
    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
    9
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    10
    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
    1
    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
    3, 9
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There are no required resources. Recommended resources will be advised as appropriate.
    Recommended Resources
    Recommended resources may be suggested during the rotation
    Online Learning
    Material for the course will be provided through the dedicated medical curriculum website and/or MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    It 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.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    Student need to obtain initial direction/orientation from their supervisor at the commencement of their SCelective regarding the
    appropriate learning activities
    Specific Course Requirements
    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.

    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
    Students 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. Student assessment may differ according to the Selective rotation they are on. Specific assessment tasks may need to be negotiated with the supervisor.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    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.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment will be completed according to the Year 6 Assessment Forms.
    Broadly students will be assessed in three main areas:
    1) Attendance: 95% attendance is required for satisfactory completion of the Selective.
    2)Professional Behaviour: Involves assessment of the student’s overall professionalism including aspects such as the student’s participation,interaction with  patients/clinical staff and time management skills
    3) Medical competence: Involves assessment of the student’s clinical knowledge including their ability to assess patients, formulate a management plan and demonstrate sound clinical judgement.
    Submission
    Submission details will be outlined at the beginning of the attachment.
    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.

    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.

    Submission details will be outlined at the beginning of the attachment.
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    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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