Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:May, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
The course will be delivered at the Echuca Regional Health Education Centre at the Echuca Regional Hospital.
The location of clinical placements will be discussed and selected in consultation with individual students and will be based on their professional needs.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 8 hours presentations and 16 hours online learning |
Total Time Commitment:
170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject.
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in GC-RPP. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
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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 subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorMs Elizabeth Williams
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Program Coordinator - Kathy Griffiths
Phone - (03) 9810 3174
Email - TL-Rural@unimelb.edu.au
The theory and context of rural paediatrics will examine the key concepts underpinning rural health practice; rec ognise multidisciplinary rural health services in primary care; and understand and apply theories of child development. The context in rural paediatrics comprises understanding rural paediatric health services, the principles of family centred practice and improving cultural literacy, including indigenous, under-resourced or culturally diverse child populations. The three topics in child development in a family centred context are: understanding the infant (introduction to foetal and system development, infant development and developmental delay, communication and behaviour); understanding the child (children at school and in sport, and variations in child development); and communicating with the adolescent (growth, puberty, compliance and mental health). The subject will extend the student’s clinical reasoning, learning and understanding of challenges of environmental issues and disability. Specific conditions are case based. Students will present on one of the topics as part of the course.
By the end of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to;
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The generic skills obtained by successfully completing this subject include:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/ruralpaediatricpractice/|
Specialist Certificate in Rural Paediatric Practice |
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