Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Hawthorn|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||25 credit points taken over 12 months part time.|
Elizabeth (Liz) Williams
Senior Lecturer - Rural Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Program Coordinator - Kathy Griffiths
Phone - (03) 9810 3174
The course has been developed to provide multidisciplinary postgraduate education for health professionals within a rural context in the area of infant, child and adolescent health (paediatrics).
The course aims to have academically excellent graduates who will be competent and confident advocates for families in rural and community paediatrics in multidisciplinary settings. It will enhance their knowledge and clinical management skills as a means of improving professional practice in rural general paediatrics in medical and other appropriate health professions. The graduates will understand the roles of different health professionals. The course will expand and deepen knowledge of the development of the typical infant, child and adolescent and explore its application in the disability and education sectors, screening, and health promotion. Graduates will be encouraged to be future leaders in their rural communities through improved communication skills and increased understanding of the rural health sector and its context in paediatric practice. They will have increased understanding of family centred practice, indigenous Australians’ knowledge, culture and values, and gain insight into the diversity of culture in families displaced from their countries and the effect on all of these to good health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
To satisfy the requirements of the Specialist Certificate in Rural Paediatric Practice students must successfully complete the following two subjects (each 12.5 credit points) for a total of 25 points.
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Study Period Commencement:
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
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The Specialist Certificate in Rural Paediatric Practice welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree 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 degree.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives 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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
|Generic Skills:|| |
Please refer to the subjects offered in this course.
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/ruralpaediatricpractice/|
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