MEDIC ST 3105 - MBBS Year 3 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 3 summer school course is available for students who have achieved a pass in third year examination course and three of the four core courses: SBM, CP, MPPD and research and critical reasoning 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 3 by targeting specific areas of weakness within the relevant failed domain or research and critical reasoning course

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 3105
    Course MBBS Year 3 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 3 MBBS Program including exam course in the current academic year. Has attended and completed core structured learning activities of the 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 3 summer school course is available for students who have achieved a pass in third year examination course and three of the four core courses: SBM, CP, MPPD and research and critical reasoning 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 3 by targeting specific areas of weakness within the relevant failed domain or research and critical reasoning course
    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.

  • 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. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of cellular function and its control by neurohumoral mechanisms via receptors and signalling processes.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the thematic structure of the case-based program in Years 1-3.

    3. Take a full history from a variety of patients including exploration of the patient’s presenting problems in detail, maintaining respect for the patient’s cultural, religious and social background.

    4. Conduct a physical examination on a real patient, appropriate to the history and with respect for patient comfort at all times.

    5. Present findings in both a written and oral presentation (as would be appropriate for clinical attachments e.g. ward rounds).

    6. Explore the knowledge and skills required for a competent approach to ethically demanding situations and adverse medical outcomes.

    7. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of research to inform excellence in clinical practice.

    8. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of a published paper, and its relevance to clinical practice or medical science.

    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 3 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 Learning Outcome
    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  competency
    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 skill,
    History taking skills,
    Blood Pressure Measurement, Case write up reports

    Summative / Formmative 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
    Research and Critical appraisal
    Research Proposal
    Research Proposal work log
    Critical Appraisal
    Summative 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
  • Fraud Awareness

    Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.

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