Health Practice 2

Subject 510-113 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: Twenty-five-and-a-half hours of lectures and tutorials, 3 hours of computer lab workshops, 12 hours clinical skills sessions and 12 hours clinical placements. 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 James Bradley
Subject Overview:

This semester explores the context of medical practice: the organisation of health care plus the social and cultural factors that influence the scope and effectiveness of medical practice. Content areas to be covered include health, illness and culture; social determinants of health and illness; indigenous health; gender and disease; health structures; and ethical issues relevant to medical practice. Lectures will be complemented by five tutorials. Students will learn history-taking in relation to the gastrointestinal system, as well as the skills of measuring and calculating BMI and waist-hip ratio, examination of the gastro-intestinal system and hand washing.

Objectives: To explore the context of medical practice: the organisation of health care plus the social and cultural factors that influence the scope and effectiveness of medical practice.

Written assignment of no more than 2500 words (30%); end-of-semester written examination of two hours (50% - hurdle requirement); performance-based assessment in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which includes direct observation of a clinical interview (20%) and physical examination (hurdle requirement). 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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