MEDIC ST 4305 - MBBS Year 4 Summer Course (6 Units)

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2018

The MBBS program in years 4-6 is delivered as rotation-based clinical attachments covering the breadth of clinical medicine. Learning and teaching methods fuse workplace-based practical learning approaches with on-line and face-to-face small and large group learning in discipline-based tutorial series as well as teaching series. The years 4-6 program is structured around core, selective and elective options with core and elective attachments being taught concurrently to ensure sufficient clinical placements. MBBS year 4 summer school course is available for students who have achieved a pass in five of the six core MBBS year 4 courses (clinical attachments) including the end of year examination course in the current academic year and have attended and completed core structured learning activities of the failed course. The remedial course will allow students the opportunity to achieve the required competencies for year 4 by targeting specific areas of weakness within the relevant failed course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 4305
    Course MBBS Year 4 Summer Course (6 Units)
    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 4 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 program in years 4-6 is delivered as rotation-based clinical attachments covering the breadth of clinical medicine. Learning and teaching methods fuse workplace-based practical learning approaches with on-line and face-to-face small and large group learning in discipline-based tutorial series as well as teaching series. The years 4-6 program is structured around core, selective and elective options with core and elective attachments being taught concurrently to ensure sufficient clinical placements. MBBS year 4 summer school course is available for students who have achieved a pass in five of the six core MBBS year 4 courses (clinical attachments) including the end of year examination course in the current academic year and have attended and completed core structured learning activities of the failed course. The remedial course will allow students the opportunity to achieve the required competencies for year 4 by targeting specific areas of weakness within the relevant failed course.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Hubertus Jersmann

    Yr 4-6 Coordinator & Year 5 OSCE Coordinator
    Phone: 0408 440 604
    hubertus.jersmann@adelaide.edu.au


    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 competence in ordering and interpretation of basic investigations, including correlation of results with clinical setting.

    2. Demonstrate system-specific history and examination skills for common presenting problems.

    3. Demonstrate simple procedural skills and prescribing skills.

    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of surgical management, particularly with respect to an understanding of the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology underlying important and common surgical diseases.

    5. Safely and competently perform basic practical procedures.

    6. Use structured assessment and management model: History, examination (physical, cognition & mental state), synthesis
    (diagnostic reasoning, formulation, risk assessment), communication (case presentation, documentation, referral), teamwork.

    7. Diagnose and initiate treatment and referral in the management of emergency musculoskeletal conditions.

    8. Exhibit professionalism and effective communication skills towards patients and their families, colleagues, co-workers and the general community.

    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 - 8
    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 - 8
    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 - 8
    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
    2 - 8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Depending on areas of weakness to be addressed and will include textbooks and online resources.



    Recommended Resources
    Any recommended resources will be made available at the start of the course.

    Online Learning
     Materials required will be available on CANVAS 



  • 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 (a period of clinical attachment in an area of weakness to be directed by the course coordinator). This may include: ward rounds, consultant rounds, outpatient clinics and bedside tutorial, operating theatre ward rounds, and rehabilitation visit




    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
    See above - Learning and Teaching Mode.
    Specific Course Requirements
    The requirements for clincial placemnet are detailed at:
    https://health.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/student-support/clinical-placements
  • 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
    Written assessment- clinical placement in a specified area with a nominated supervisor depending on area(s) of weakness to be addressed 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 Viva 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
    Supervisors report 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
    Students must attend 90% of the core structured learning activities to achieve a pass in this course. Exemptions to mandatory 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.

    Assessment Detail
    Complete assessment requirements for this course are detailed in the corresponding Canvas Course.

    Submission
    Details of submission of assessment material will be made available at the start of the course.
    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.

  • 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.

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