RMED5805 Special Topics in Rural and Remote Medicine—Communication

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1Rural and remote sitesMulti-mode
Semester 2Rural and remote sitesMulti-mode
From time to time, and as resources permit, short intensive study of special communication-focused topics are offered as electives to students in the Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine and the Master of Rural and Remote Medicine. Credit for these topics is available under this unit.
As this unit is individually tailored to the student's need, the outcomes are developed in discussion between the student and relevant academic staff.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Denese Playford
Unit rules
RMED5802 Philosophy of Rural and Remote Medicine (formerly RMED8802 Philosophy of Rural and Remote Medicine);
RMED5803 Principles of Clinical Teaching and Learning (Rural) [formerly RMED8803 Principles of Clinical Teaching and Learning (Rural)]
Contact hours
as negotiated between the student and relevant academic staff
Other rural and remote medicine units entail a one-hour video conference, fortnightly.
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.