Health Practice 4

Subject 510-213 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Fourteen hours of lectures and five 90-minute Health Practice (HP) tutorials; Eleven 2-hour clinical skills sessions including the use of simulated and real patients and an ophthalmology clinical placement. Estimated non-contact time commitment: 9 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Sarah Wilson
Subject Overview:

This subject is a continuation of Health Practice 3. Objectives are to develop an understanding of the psychological aspects of medical practice, the relationship between neuroscience and the mind, psychological development of the individual, and the role of gender and sexuality in health. Students will also continue to develop effective clinical communication skills, and interview and physical examination skills. Content areas include an introduction to psychological medicine, brain function in health and illness, human development across the life span, and issues of reproduction, sexuality and gender in health.

Assessment: Three mid-semester class tests (20%); end-of-semester written examination of two hours (50% - hurdle requirement); ICM performance-based assessment in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) that includes direct observation of a clinical interview (20%) and a physical examination (hurdle requirement); and tutor assessment (10%). Hurdle requirement: 75% attendance at lectures, tutorials and practical classes and 100% attendance at clinical placements and field visits.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Please refer to Health Practice 1.

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