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MD8001 - Foundations of Rural or Remote Medicine: Reflections on Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to any experienced medical practitioner currently working in a rural or remote location.

This subject assists rural health practitioners to critically review their current practice in a rural or remote context and to understand their professional learning needs as a guide to selection of other subjects available in the program.

Learning Outcomes

  • relationships between students practice, other health care services and the community in which they live;
  • understanding of students personal medical practice, including the health care needs of their community and practice population and the range of services they provide or do not provide.

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: review of completed learning portfolio documenting care provided to series of patients encountered during term (range of different patient encounters will be required eg requiring urgent referral, resuscitation, suffering mental health problem, chronic illness, etc.); assignment describing their community, its health care needs, types of health care services provided by student; how practice relates to other health care services in region (3000 words).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: review of completed learning portfolio documenting care provided to series of patients encountered during term (range of different patient encounters will be required eg requiring urgent referral, resuscitation, suffering mental health problem, chronic illness, etc.); assignment describing their community, its health care needs, types of health care services provided by student; how practice relates to other health care services in region (3000 words).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.