IMED5415 International Elective Placement

Credit
0 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
Semester 1VariousFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
The international elective placement is a four to six-week placement which allows students to undertake clinical training in an overseas 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 an international 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 an international health environment; (5) apply principles of lifelong learning; and (6) apply principles of evidence-based practice to health issues in an international 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 for those students who receive an unacceptable rating in their elective report or clinical placement component of the 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
Approved quota: 240—210 domestic and 30 international
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