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MD8002 - Rural and Remote Medicine Reflections on Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

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

This subject engages students in reflection on current issues in rural and remote health such as mental health, substance abuse, emergency and disaster planning and telehealth. It also covers workforce issues, practice management issues and doctor self care; all of which are affected by rural context. In the assessment tasks students will be expected to apply this knowledge to a specific rural practice and community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of a rural doctor in terms of clinician leader educator and researcher;
  • Analyse rural and remote health practice, health behaviour and workforce issues;
  • Compare and contrast medical practice in different rural and remote contexts;
  • Perform a telehealth consultation;
  • Describe new professional roles in rural and remote health.
Prerequisites: MD8001

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Louise Young.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments designed and implemented within local rural and remote practice, context and setting.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Louise Young.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments designed and implemented within local rural and remote practice, context and setting.

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.