UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SRUR5312 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Unit 2

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodExternal placementsMultimode
Content In this unit students apply the principles of service learning; identify stakeholder groups for the host organisation; take an active role in the organisation (documented 150 hours over the year); evaluate the organisation's mission, vision and goals and how these contribute to community health; understand the strategies used by the organisation to meet its goals; identify a particular activity for student engagement (service); identify the evidence base for the service activity to derive a relevant critical question, evaluate the existing literature, and reflect on how appropriate evidence can be applied to the service activity; collaboratively set evidence based goals for service activity; work as part of a team to provide service that can be attested by the organisation; and respond to organisation feedback in a way that contributes to realising service goals.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) apply prior learning about cultural humility and stakeholder management to effectively integrate into a service; (2) express the values of civil society through identifying skills that are relevant to a service organisation [non-government organisation (NGO)]; and (3) apply service learning and scholarly principles by collaboratively defining an evidence-based approach to a service issue.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) evaluation of activities within the organisation; and (2) written report including portfolio of activities and project deliverables. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Denese Playford
Unit rules
Prerequisites: full-time equivalent of all Doctor of Medicine (MD) (90850) Year 1 and 2 units, including SRUR4222 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Foundations Unit
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SRUR5312/TS-C-1/2017
Note This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.

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