IMED5414 Rural Elective Placement

Credit
0 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodLocal hospitals and clinicsFace to face
Content
The rural elective placement is a four to six-week placement which allows students to undertake clinical training in a rural healthcare system. The unit is undertaken during the vacation between Year 3 and Year 4 of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate appropriate professional attitudes and behaviours, demonstrate capacity for personal and professional development, apply ethical and medicolegal frameworks; (2) promote and participate in collaborative and patient centred health care, evaluate a rural healthcare system; (3) promote good health care for culturally and linguistically diverse patient groups or underserved communities; (4) perform patient assessment, diagnostication and management, communicate effectively with patients, families and other health professionals in a rural health environment; (5) apply principles of lifelong learning; and (6) apply principles of evidence-based practice to health issues in an rural health environment.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional behaviour assessment and (2) elective report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the elective report component.

Supplementary assessment is available to students who obtain a unsatisfactory rating in the elective report or clinical placement component of the elective unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Thomas Ledowski
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IMED5311 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 1
and
IMED5312 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 2
or
RMED5311 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 1
and
RMED5321 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 2
Contact hours
Four to six-week clinical placement
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