Health Equity Selectives
|Course code MEDI3014||Units 20||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
Designed to expose students to factors affecting health equity through a structured field placement in an area where people have poor health. The course also develops a students ability to plan a project, carry it out and submit an assignment on their chosen topic.
Full-time students who enrol in Health Equity Selectives must enrol concurrently in General Practice and Subspecialties 2.
This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medicine program.
This course is offered in Semester 2 only.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||Demonstrate the ability to:|
1. identify and critique research literature relevant to the area of health equity being studied; and
2. take a relevant history to the area of health equity being studied.
Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of:
3. known demographic, educational and cultural factors affecting the physical and psychological wellbeing of patients, their families and the population;
4. interaction between humans and their social and physical environment, and ways in which these factors may impact on a person's clinical presentation, access to health care and ability to comply with a management plan;
5. the effect of resource maldistribution in the delivery of health to a population, and how this may impact on prevention, risk factor management, diagnosis and management plans for an individual in this population;
6. a capacity for appropriate inter-professional communication and behaviour with colleagues; and
7. respect for community values including an appreciation of diverse human backgrounds and cultural values.
|Content||Students attend one of several selective placement opportunities in an area of health disadvantage. This course provides an eight-week placement in a health setting where health equity is a significant issue. These placements are organised within several structured streams. The course exposes students to different populations wrestling with their own health care problems.|
|Transition||Students must successfully complete all requirements of Year 3 before progressing to Year 4.|
|Assumed Knowledge||MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013 and MEDI2014|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Integrated Learning: for 35 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for MEDI3014|