RMED5806 Special Topics in Rural and Remote Medicine—Clinical

Credit
6 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 1Rural and remote sitesMulti-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Semester 2Rural and remote sitesMulti-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Content
From time to time, and as resources permit, short intensive study of special clinical-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.
Outcomes
As this unit is individually tailored to the student's need, the outcomes are developed in discussion between the student and relevant academic staff.
Assessment
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Denese Playford
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
RMED5802 Philosophy of Rural and Remote Medicine (formerly RMED8802 Philosophy of Rural and Remote Medicine); and 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
Note
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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.