MEDIC ST 6020BHO - Psychiatry Selective VI Part 2
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MEDIC ST 6020BHO Course Psychiatry Selective VI Part 2 Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Teaching Hospitals Units 3 Contact 4 week placement to be located at teaching hospitals and the AHMS 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 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: Dr Catherine TobenCourse Coordinator
Catherine Toben | PhD
Lecturer/ MBBS Yr 6 Psychiatry Selective Co-ordinator
Discipline of Psychiatry
Level 6, AHMS
Cnr North Tce & George St, University of Adelaide SA 5005
Ph : +61 8 8313 7318
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.The timetable for this course varies and students need to liaise with their clinical preceptor to develop a timetable that ensures learning and assessment requirements are achieved. Students are required to attend emergency department placements as per their timetable. Students will be advised of the timing of tutorials during their rotation.
Course Learning Outcomes1. 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 effectiveinvestigation and management
8. have opportunities to work with a range of health care providers
9. experience using information technology as part oftheir 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 ResourcesGeneral Texts
A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry 2nd edition (David Castle Darryl Bassett Joel King Andrew Gleason, 2013 Elsevier Australia)
Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry (Sidney Bloch, Stephen A. Green, Aleksandar Janca, Philip B. Mitchell, Michael Robertson, Melbourne University Press 4th Ed 2017)
Casey P and Kelly B. Fish’s clinical psychopathology. Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry (3rd ed).
Gaskell, London, 2007
Oyebode F. Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind. An introduction to Descriptive Psychopathology (6th ed.).
Saunders Elsevier: London, 2018
Psychotropic Expert Group. Therapeutic guidelines: psychotropic (version 8). Therapeutic Guidelines
Limited: Melbourne, 2021.
Stahl SM. Stahl’s essential psychopharmacology. Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (3rd
Ed). Cambridge University Press: New York, 2008.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth edition (DSM-5). American Psychiatric
Association: Arlington, 2013
The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders. World Health Organization: Geneva,
RANZCP Clinical Practice Guidelines https://www.ranzcp.org/publications/Guidelines-and-resources-for-practice
ANZJP (Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, RANZCP)
Australasian Psychiatry (A second journal of the RANZCP)
Gelder MG, López-Ibor JJ, Andreasen NC. New Oxford textbook of psychiatry (2nd Ed). Oxford
University Press: Oxford, 2012.
Black DW, Andreasen NC. Introductory textbook of psychiatry (6th Ed). American Psychiatric
Publishing: Arlington, 2014.
Electronic Based References
Orygen Youth Health
Schizophrenia Research Forum
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Black Dog Institute
Online LearningMaterial for the course will also be provided through the MBBS Program website: http://curriculum.medicine.adelaide.edu.au/index.asp or MyUni https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login/
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesStudents will be allocated to a supervisor in each service and, under =his/her direction, will participate in clinical work during the four
week period. This may include assessment of acute admissions as well as any emergency situations that may arise.
Teaching and learning methods may vary depending upon which setting students are allocated to.
Tutorials will also be provided to students.
Emergency psychiatry forms a part of the rotation and experience. Students are required to accompany the on-call registrar for either 1 evening (5pm - 10 pm) and 1 weekend day (9am - 2 pm), OR 2 weekend days (9am - 2pm), OR 2 evenings nights (5pm - 10 pm).
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 may include clinic sessions, community visits, ward rounds,ward work, tutorials, and private study and may involve after hours and weekend work.
Learning Activities SummaryThe structure of the program is set out in the student handbook.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents will be allocated to a variety of psychiatry settings including but not limited to community psychiatry, acutepsychiatry
services, emergency psychiatry services, psychiatry for the elderly, postnatal psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and rural
There is also the opportunity for students to create their own rural Psychiatry Selective.
All students will be required to do some after-hours work (see above). Any other requirements will be advised.
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 will comprise the following:
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Course Learning Outcome 10 min Presentation Summative 10% Case Presentations x 4 Summative 10% Supervisor Report/Selective assessment form (clinical placement assessment) Summative 65% 3 NPS MedicineWise modules Summative/ hurdle 0% 16 Multiple Choice Questions associated with tutorials Summative/ hurdle 15%
All students are required to prepare a 10 minute powerpoint presentation on a mental health topic of their choice. There will be a seminar at the end of each rotation where all students will present their work. The presentation must be relevant to mental health, but the format and content is up to the student. They may present a case with a discussion of some interesting aspect of the case, talk about something that has been in the media, present an article or some published research, describe the information available on the internet about a particular topic, or (briefly) review atopic. They may present relevant material from psychology, sociology and related disciplines if they wish. Marking criteria for assessment is available in the student handbook.
Students are required to present four cases to their supervisor or their nominated delegate (e.g.
registrar). The marking sheet is available in the student handbook.
Supervisor Report (Selective Assessment Form)
This form will be completed with your supervisor and represent a hurdle in successfully passing the selective.
NPS MedicineWise modules
The NPC modules are interactive case-based modules that are intended to encourage and increase confidence in rational prescribing. These modules represent a hurdle to successfully passing the selective.
The 3 learning modules include the following:
- Acute mania in bipolar disorder
- Depression in adolescents
The 2 online quizzes are intended to help integrate knowledge from both 5 face to face and 3 online presentations. For each presentation 2 MCQs worth 1 point each will be assigned. This means for a total of 8 presentations there will be 16 points worth of MCQs.
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
complete the 3 NPC MedicineWise modules
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 RequirementsFinal assessment is based on the Year 6 Selectve Assessment.
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.
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.
No information currently available.
SubmissionDetails of the case presentation, powerpoint presentation and seminar submissions will be made available at the beginning of the clinical attachment.
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.Details of the case presentation, powerpoint presentation and seminar submissions will be made available at the beginning of the clinical 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/
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
Please read the MBBS Program Code of Conduct
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- 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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