RMED5311 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 1

Credit
18 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodAlbanyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodNorthamFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodBunburyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodBusseltonFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodNarroginFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodKalgoorlieFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodGeraldtonFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodCarnarvonFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodKarrathaFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodPort HedlandFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodBroomeFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodDerbyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodKununurraFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodEsperanceFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodBlackwood WarrenFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) course is based around six themes—professional, leader, advocate, clinician, educator and scholar. This unit provides teaching in all of these themes within the rural clinical attachments and related teaching in Year 3 of the MD course. This consists of student attachments to rural medical practitioners and includes exposure to, and practice in, a variety of clinical disciplines including, but not restricted to, surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine, general practice, ophthalmology, paediatrics and child health, and women's and infants' health.

Students undertake clinical care of patients under the supervision of experienced clinicians in a real rural clinical environment including ward rounds, operating theatre, outpatient clinics, emergency department attachments, community practices and other clinical encounters. Students engage in small group learning sessions to discuss evidence-based practice in related clinical disciplines in the rural health contexts. Students are expected to apply the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes gained in a rural context.
Outcomes
Students are able to meet the learning outcomes for the cognate urban unit (IMED5311/IMED5312 Integrated Medical Practice 2), with additional competence in rural generalist practice and Aboriginal health care.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-training assessment during the clinical attachments including case presentations, structured clinical assessments, quizzes, workbooks, case discussions; (2) end-of-year written examinations; (3) professional behaviour and assessment; (4) portfolio assessment; and (5) end of year clinical skills examination (objective structured clinical skills examination). 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 in-training assessment during the clinical attachments including case presentations, structured clinical assessments, quizzes, workbooks, case discussions, end-of-year written examinations, professional behaviour and assessment, portfolio assessment, and end of year clinical skills examination (objective structured clinical skills examination) components.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit, as per the MD progression rules.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IMED4220 Integrated Medical Practice 1 Part A and IMED4222 Integrated Medical Practice 1 Part B
Co-requisites:
Any one of the following Scholarly Activity units: PUBH4403 Epidemiology I, SRUR5331 Rural Specialisation—Research Unit 1' SRUR5332 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Unit 1, SMED5331 Research Unit 1, SMED5332 Service Learning Unit 1 or IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning.
Approved quota: 60—domestic students
Contact hours
clinical sessions: 7; tutorial sessions: 2; personal study session per week: 1
Note
To pass year 3 students are required to achieve a pass in:
^ the combined written examination component of the unit mark, AND
^ the objective structured clinical skills examination, AND
^the professional behaviour and participation component, AND
^ the portfolio component, AND
^ the in-training assessment component.
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