SRUR5342 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Unit 2

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
Non-standard teaching periodAlbanyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodKalgoorlieFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodBroomeFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodBunburyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodBusseltonFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodCarnarvonFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodDerbyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodEsperanceFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodGeraldtonFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodKarrathaFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodKununurraFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodNorthamFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodNarroginFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodPort HedlandFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodWarren BlackwoodFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
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, provide examples from personal service activity to demonstrate understanding of specified learning objectives

(2) reflect on how appropriate evidence can be applied to the service activity; and

(3) scan the literature for current issues, best practice and emerging trends relevant to the service.

with particular reference to the rural context
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) display professional behaviour; (2) demonstrate a reflective and evidence based 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 behaviour and participation assessment; (2) portfolio; and (3) project deliverables. 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 behaviour and participation assessment component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Denese Playford
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SRUR5332 Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Unit 1
Contact hours
4 hours per week
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