MEDIC ST 1105 - MBBS Year 1 Summer Course

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2018

The MBBS curriculum for the first three years is structured into three domains presented as three separate courses: the scientific basis of medicine (SBM); clinical practice (CP) and medical professional and personal development (MPPD). The curriculum is fully integrated across these three domains and the spiral nature of the curriculum means that knowledge, skills and attitudes are revisited and built upon at each year level. MBBS year 1 summer school course is available for students who have achieved a pass in first year examination course, fundamentals of biomedical Science and two of the three domains (SBM, CP, MPPD) in the current academic year and have attended and completed core structured learning activities of the failed domain. The remedial course will allow students the opportunity to achieve the required competencies for year 1 by targeting specific areas of weakness within the relevant failed domain.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 1105
    Course MBBS Year 1 Summer Course
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Summer
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites 18 units of Year 1 MBBS Program including BIOLOGY 1310A/B and exam course in current academic year. Completed and attended core structured learning activities of failed course or equivalent with Dean of Medicine approval
    Restrictions Available to MBBS students only
    Course Description The MBBS curriculum for the first three years is structured into three domains presented as three separate courses: the scientific basis of medicine (SBM); clinical practice (CP) and medical professional and personal development (MPPD). The curriculum is fully integrated across these three domains and the spiral nature of the curriculum means that knowledge, skills and attitudes are revisited and built upon at each year level. MBBS year 1 summer school course is available for students who have achieved a pass in first year examination course, fundamentals of biomedical Science and two of the three domains (SBM, CP, MPPD) in the current academic year and have attended and completed core structured learning activities of the failed domain. The remedial course will allow students the opportunity to achieve the required competencies for year 1 by targeting specific areas of weakness within the relevant failed domain.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Judi Nairn

    The course is taught by tutors and teachers drawn from scientific and clinical staff.
    Course Timetable

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

    Further details of the timetable structure will be made available at the start of the course.
    The type and timetable of learning activities will depend on the identified area of focus
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The Learning Outcomes will be defined based on specific areas of weakness
    identified by the course coordinators for the failed course. For example:

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Explain the mechanisms responsible for the production of symptoms and signs of diseases and to be able to relate these to pathophysiology and related underlying scientific disciplines.

    2. Develop clinical reasoning skills through the practice of clinical reasoning and the application of integrated knowledge.

    3. Identify gross and surface anatomical, histological, microbiological and macroscopic and microscopic pathological features.

    4. Develop competence in case-based learning (CBL) processes, including the integration of knowledge across disciplines.

    5. Identify the behaviours, characteristics and communications skills of a doctor that would promote an effective doctor patient relationship.

    6. Develop the clinical interviewing skills required to elicit and record a clinical history and to perform a physical examination.

    7. Develop competency in communication with patients, patients' relatives, peers and other health professionals.

    8. Develop strategies to ensure doctors cope with their encounters with difficult patients and understand the requirements for appropriate professional behaviour.
    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 - 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
    1 - 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
    1, 2, 5, 6, 7
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1 - 7
    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
    5, 6
    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
    6 - 8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Relevant textbook addressing areas of weakness, Simulation centre AHMS, non-clinical and clinical teachers, CANVAS, AMH access



    Recommended Resources
    Any recommended resources will be made available at the start of the course.
    Online Learning
    Online quizzes, scenarios and other specified resources. Materials will be released in a progressive manner as students achieve learning goals.



  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This student-targeted course contains content will specifically focus on addressing area(s) of weakness identified within the failed course. This may include History Taking (HT), Physical Examination (PE), the relationship between HT and PE; self-directed research and/or study, case presentations, and critical analysis, case based learning, discussion, role play with students and simulated patients, brainstorming and patient interviewing.



    Workload

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

    In this course, the standard total student workload for 6 units is 24 hours a week. The development of time management skills is important for future medical practice. Students are expected to develop study skills and allocate time to self-directed learning.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Both structured and self-directed learning activities will be included in this course. The curriculum is fully integrated across the domains of the scientific basis of medicine (SBM); clinical practice (CP) and medical professional and personal development (MPPD).  The spiral nature of the curriculum means that knowledge, skills and attitudes will be revisited.  This remedial course will allow students the opportunity to achieve the required competencies for year 1 by targeting specific areas of weakness within the relevant failed domain.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students must meet the requirements set out in the letter of offer. It is an MBBS entry requirement to obtain a valid first
    aid certificate. As a medical student you will be registered with the Medical Board of Australia. All commencing students in Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Health and Nursing will be required to obtain a satisfactory criminal history clearance (CHC). Information on acquiring the clearance is outlined in the letter of offer.



    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

    ASSESSMENT TASK

    TASK TYPE

    WEIGHTING

    COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)

    Scientific Basis of Medicine
    Assessment of knowledge and reasoning 

    Anatomy assessment

    Assessment of professional competency 

     

    Summative /formative

    Weighting to be adjusted in accordance with the assessment for coursework programs policy based on student’s area of weakness and topics to be assessed.

    1-8

    Medical Professional & Personal Development

    Ethics

    Assessment of knowledge and reasoning
    Assessment of professional competencyEssential Clinical Communication Skills

     

    Summative /formative

    Weighting to be adjusted in accordance with the assessment for coursework programs policy based on student’s area of weakness and topics to be assessed.

    1-8

    Clinical Practice

    Physical Examination skills
    History taking skills
    Measurement of Vital Signs
    Case write up reports

     

    Summative
    /formative   

    Weighting to be adjusted in accordance with the assessment for coursework programs policy based on student’s area of weakness and topics to be assessed. 

    1-8





    Assessment Related Requirements
    Professional Requirements
    All medical students are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia. The staff of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences manage student registration by providing a list of enrolled medical students to the AHPRA. Students do not need to register individually.

    Students must adhere to the codes, guidelines and policies of these agencies. Further information about your obligations as registered members of the medical profession can be found on the websites of the registration bodies:

    http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards.aspx

    http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Policies.aspx

    The University of Adelaide has developed a Code of Conduct in consultation with the Medical Board of Australia to guide students and clarify expectations of student conduct on a range of issues and in various situations. The Code of Conduct is found in the canvas course associated with this course.

    Attendance Requirements
    There are attendance requirements which must be met.
    Assessment Detail
    Complete assessment requirements for this course are detailed in the corresponding Canvas Course.
    Submission
    Students may be required to submit assessments via Turnitin.
    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.

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme: GS8 Coursework grade scheme.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

    Students should familarise themselves with the University Policy on Additional Assessment/Replacement Assessment.
  • Student Feedback

    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.

  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
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