Health Equity Selectives

Course code MEDI3014Units 20Level 3000Faculty 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

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesDemonstrate 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.
ContentStudents 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.
TransitionStudents must successfully complete all requirements of Year 3 before progressing to Year 4.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013 and MEDI2014
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Field Study
Experience Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudent Proposal
Final Assignment
Other: (please specify)Field Supervisor Agreement
Field Supervisor Report
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 35 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine program.

WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate
Working with Children and Young People Declaration
ClinConnect compliance
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI3014