IMED5414 Rural Elective Placement

0 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodLocal hospitals and clinicsFace to face
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.
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.
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
IMED5311 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 1
IMED5312 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 2
RMED5311 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 1
RMED5321 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 2
Contact hours
Four to six-week clinical placement
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-C-7_2019]
  • 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.