SRUR5312 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Unit 2

Credit
6 points
Offering

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
Not available in 2021ExternalMulti-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
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
full-time equivalent of all Doctor of Medicine (MD) (90850) Year 1 and 2 units, including SRUR4222 Rural Specialisation - Service Learning Foundations Unit and SMED4222 Service Learning Unit 1
Contact hours
80
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