AHEA6602 Personal and Professional Development (Aboriginal Health) Part 2

1 point
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. A series of seminars covers a range of topics which include medicine in society, health systems and regulation (including Medical Board, Office of Health Review), health and law (including medical defence) and advanced ethics, and careers. The focus of the seminars is practical and prepares junior doctors for issues they face in the immediate future as well as in the longer term. In addition, students explore one of these areas in more detail with an ethics essay and continue to be supported by their clinical mentor.
Successful completion of this unit contributes to the Aboriginal Health specialisation within the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) course. Students are able to apply the principles of lifelong learning and continuing education appropriate to an Indigenous setting; apply principles of self care; be aware of career development pathways in Aboriginal health; apply ethical behaviour to professional practice; and know their own legal and professional responsibilities.
Students are required to submit an ethics essay and meet with their mentors as required. This essay is to reflect on an issue of relevance to Indigenous health.

Supplementary assessment may be available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 per cent inclusive in this unit, subject to Faculty Rules.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.