SRUR5312 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Unit 2
- 6 points
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- This is a foundational unit to prepare students for subsequent engagement in service learning. The unit discusses core concepts in service learning, including differentiating service learning from volunteering, describing civil society, looking at how not-for-profits work and how to work with them, investigating client focus and advocacy, and developing the capacity to work with diverse populations. It also addresses core project management skills so that students are ready to develop a project management document. Basic skills in surveys and focus groups are also covered so as to equip students for their service in the following year.
- 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) reflect on service work in relation to key MD outcomes.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional assessment; (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 professional assessment component.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Denese Playford
- Unit rules
- full-time equivalent of all Doctor of Medicine (MD) (90850) Year 1 and 2 units, including SRUR4222 Rural Specialisation - Service Learning Foundations Unit
SMED4222 Service Learning Unit 1
- Contact hours
- 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.