RURAL HEALTH

PHE3BRH

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will expand their knowledge of the Australian rural health context, as well as be introduced to concepts in rural health practice. Using a public health framework, students will explore differences between rural and urban health status and the relationship to broader social determinants. In doing so, the implications for health policy, rural health service delivery and professional practice are examined. Students also have the opportunity to review discipline-specific professional practice in a rural setting.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStacey Bracksley-O'Grady

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralia's rural and remote health: a social justice perspectivePrescribedDade Smith, J 20082ND EDN, TERTIARY PRESS, MELBOURNE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss differences in health outcomes between rural and metropolitan Australians in relationship to socio-environmental characteristics of rural and remote areas.

Activities:
Online participation, Reflective piece, Essay

02. Analyse and discuss models of health care service delivery available to rural communities and how this impacts on access to health care.

Activities:
Online participation, Reflective piece, Essay

03. Apply concepts of practice issues for working in rural and remote Australia.

Activities:
Online participation, Reflective piece, Essay

04. Engage with colleagues and participate in an online environment for the exploration and discussion of rural and remote health contexts and concepts in Australia.

Activities:
Online participation, Reflective piece, Essay

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Staff Availability Core followed by order of application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStacey Bracksley-O'Grady

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week. There are three optional 1-hour face-to-face workshops in weeks 1, 5 & 12."

Problem Based Learning Week: 15 - 19
One 2.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 19 and delivered via online.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week. There are three optional 1-hour face-to-face workshops in weeks 1, 5 & 12."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,800-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04
1000-word reflective piece30 01, 02, 03, 04
online participation (equivalent to 1200 words)30 02, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Staff Availability Core followed by order of application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStacey Bracksley-O'Grady

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 31
One 3.0 hours computer laboratory other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week."

Problem Based Learning Week: 38 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,800-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04
1000-word reflective piece30 01, 02, 03, 04
online participation (equivalent to 1200 words)30 02, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Staff Availability Core followed by order of application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStacey Bracksley-O'Grady

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week. There are three optional 1-hour face-to-face workshops in weeks 1, 5 & 12."

Problem Based Learning Week: 15 - 19
One 2.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 19 and delivered via online.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week. There are three optional 1-hour face-to-face workshops in weeks 1, 5 & 12."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,800-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04
1000-word reflective piece30 01, 02, 03, 04
online participation (equivalent to 1200 words)30 02, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Staff Availability Core followed by order of application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStacey Bracksley-O'Grady

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 31
One 3.0 hours computer laboratory other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week."

Problem Based Learning Week: 38 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Six fortnightly online modules requiring 1-2 hours of reading and exploring per module, one hour of online discussion per week, one hour of revision per module and one hour of preparation activities per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,800-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04
1000-word reflective piece30 01, 02, 03, 04
online participation (equivalent to 1200 words)30 02, 04