SRUR4222 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Foundations Unit

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit delivers identical content and learning objectives to SMED4222 Service Learning Unit 1, but includes links with a rural service provider.
Students are able to (1) engage with non-government organisations (NGOs) in a way that yields positive outcomes for the student and the host organisation and (2) develop a reflective, cross-culturally appropriate approach to problems offered by the host organisation.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) ethics proposal; (3) service-learning project proposal; and (4) professional behaviour assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Denese Playford
Unit rules
Doctor of Medicine (MD) (90850) Foundations (Phase 1)
Systems (Phase 2) units
Contact hours
2 hours per week
This is the first unit of the Service Learning Rural Specialisation.
  • 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.