MEDIC ST 6000B - Final (Sixth Year) MBBS Assessment Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

This is the final year of the MBBS degree. This course also includes the Dean's elective, a compulsory 4 week elective experience often taken overseas.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MEDIC ST 6000B
    Course Final (Sixth Year) MBBS Assessment Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MEDIC ST 5000AHO/BHO, 5005AHO/BHO, 5006 AHO/BHO, 5007 AHO/BHO, 5009 AHO/BHO, 5014 AHO/BHO, 5015 AHO/BHO, 5016 AHO/BHO Rural Students: MEDIC ST 5000AHO/BHO, 5005 ARU/BRU,
    Restrictions MBBS Students only
    Course Description This is the final year of the MBBS degree. This course also includes the Dean's elective, a compulsory 4 week elective experience often taken overseas.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Campbell Thompson

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The Year 6 MBBS course aims to prepare students for their role as interns the following year, and more broadly for their work as doctors, initially in junior positions then continuing the lifelong learning required to work in the medical profession.
    There are no formal examinations in Year 6, and the Year 6 course consists of a series of clinical placements. Students undertake clinical duties under supervision, working as part of the multi-disciplinary team. There is a focus on work ethic and professional behaviour. Students are expected to maintain 95% attendance, and any absences require pre-approved leave or a medical certificate.

    There are two semesters. The internship semester has three six week placements, specifically designed to enable students to learn to perform intern duties. These are an emergency internship (sometimes combined with ICU or acute medical unit); a medical internship; and a surgical internship. During the internship semester, students attend the Year 6 Teaching series. This series focusses on practical skills needed by interns.

    The second semester includes the Dean’s elective, and four selective placements. The Dean’s elective is a 4 week placement organised by individual students which allows them to pursue their specific interests within medicine. Many students travel overseas for the Dean’s elective. The four selective placements are in medicine, surgery, psychiatry and primary care. There is a wide range of selective placements available, working in the community as well as hospital-based medicine. In some cases students can create their own selective placement.

    Students are assessed by the clinical supervisor on each placement, in consultation with other medical staff, and where appropriate nursing and allied health staff. Assessment includes attendance and three domains – professional behaviour, clinical skills and practice, and medical knowledge and clinical reasoning.

    Learning Outcomes:  By the end of Year 6, and the MBBS Course, students will:

    1.  Demonstrate professional behaviours including advocacy and leadership in healthcare
    2.  Evaluate individual and population health status, and where necessary, formulate, implement and monitor management plans in consultation with other health professionals, patients, carers and communities
    3. Promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and populations
    4. Retrieve, critically evaluate, interpret and apply evidence in the performance of health-related activities
    5. Deliver safe and effective collaborative healthcare
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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
    see MEDIC ST 6000B - Final (Sixth Year) MBBS Assessment Part 1

    To complete Year 6 students must successfully complete the 2 hurdle assessments and have successfully completed all year level component course placements (24 units).
    Assessment Related Requirements
    please see part 1
    Assessment Detail
    Academic Progression Requirements
    To pass the Final (Sixth Year) MBBS Assessment Part 1 and Part 2 courses, students must obtain:

    •    a satisfactory result in the assessment components in semesters 1 and 2

    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.

    No information currently available.

    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.

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

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