SMED5312 Service Learning Unit 2

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
In this unit students (1) reflect on how basic sciences/clinical/professional knowledge obtained in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program are relevant to the service; (2) provide case studies from personal service activity to demonstrate understanding of specified learning objectives including reflection on (a) personal accountability, strengths and weaknesses, (b) ethical issues arising from service, (c) leadership and follower topics, (d) encounters with beliefs, values and cultures other than one's own, (e) responses to health inequity, (f) providing client and community-centred service, (g) the role of client input into service, (h) advocacy, and (i) sharing learning and teaching in the community; (3) reflect on how appropriate evidence can be applied to the service activity; and (4) scan the literature for current issues, best practice and emerging trends relevant to the service, and reflect on how these might impact the service activity.
Students are able to (1) display professional behaviour; (2) develop a reflective, cross-culturally appropriate approach to the service learning project offered by the host organisation; and (3) thoughtfully reflect on service work in relation to key MD outcomes.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professionalism rating; (2) project deliverable; and (3) portfolio. 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 professionalism rating component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Denese Playford
Unit rules
IMED4221 Integrated Medical Practice 1
(SRUR4222 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Foundations Unit
SMED4222 Service Learning Unit 1)
Contact hours
4 hours per week contact with organisation / work on project
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