Women and Childrens Health

Description

Encompasses the study and management of all aspects of human reproduction and paediatric medicine including human sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth, changes in the female reproductive system, assessment of child health, outpatient and community paediatrics.

Availability

Tamworth Base Hospital

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Central Coast Clinical School

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Tablelands Clinical School

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Hunter Clinical School

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Manning Base Hospital

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the aetiology, pathophysiology, presentation, and prognosis of women and childrens conditions as they present in clinical settings;

2. Demonstrate appropriate skill in history taking, physical examination, investigation and diagnostic techniques for diagnosing women and childrens conditions;

3. Articulate the basic principles of management of women and childrens conditions, including the use of appropriate pharmacological, surgical, physical, nutritional, psychological and unorthodox therapies;

4. Recognise the presentation of those women and childrens conditions that require urgent assessment and treatment, along with the emergency procedures for such;

5. Assess the public health impact of clinical problems for both women and children in the community, including the epidemiology of common risk factors and early intervention strategies;

6. Describe and discuss the relationship between psychiatric illness and women and childrens conditions, including an understanding of the common psychiatric presentations

7. Demonstrate awareness of the cultural significance of women and childrens health problems, including understanding of cultural differences in response to illness

8. Obtain an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised history for women and childrens conditions;

9. Perform an accurate, problem-oriented, tactful and organised physical examination for women and childrens conditions

10. Interpret and integrate the history and physical examination findings to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis and differential diagnosis for women and childrens conditions

11. Choose from the repertoire of clinical skills, use those that are appropriate and practical to apply in a given situation;

12. Formulate a plan addressing the investigation and management of the patients illness, and the personal and social problems to which the illness may give rise

13. Take into account the values and preferences of the patient when considering the investigation and management of illness, and of the need, in all cases, to plan management in concert with the patient

14. Communicate clearly and sensitively with patients and their families and with other health professionals

15. Function in the healthcare team, involving collaboration and cooperation with other team members and understanding the role of each member

16. Discuss and apply the principles of ethics related to healthcare and demonstrate the capacity to apply those principles to the care of patients and the legal responsibilities, particularly with respect to women and childrens illnesses

17. Articulate the factors that affect the quality and safety of healthcare

18. Compare and contrast how the cost of care may affect optimal patient care and the benefit to the community of available resources

19. Analyse the interaction between the health of individuals and the well-being of populations;

20. Demonstrate an appreciation of the responsibility to maintain standards of medical practice at the highest possible level throughout a professional career.

Content

  • Indigenous and multicultural health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Perinatal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Sexual health
  • Screening and preventive care in Maternal and Child Health

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine degree programs. Pre-requisite - successful completion of all 3rd year requirements

Assumed Knowledge

MEDI1011, MEDI1012, MEDI1013, MEDI1014, MEDI1015, MEDI2011, MEDI2012, MEDI2013, MEDI2014, MEDI3014, MEDI3017 and MEDI3018

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Essays/Written Assignments - Student Portfolio

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal (MCQ, SAQ, OSCE)

Participation: Group/Tutorial Participation and contribution

Professional Task: Clinical Supervisor Rating form

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 48 hour(s) per Term

Average 10 hours per week. Twenty additional hours per week will normally be needed for ward rounds and other activities to satisfy requirements for Clinical Supervisors ratings.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 48 hour(s) per Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 64 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Term