RURAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

HLT1RCE

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject provides you with the opportunity to develop your understanding of the diversity and complexity of rural communities. You will work in interdisciplinary teams on defining and developing a project that your team identified through visiting a rural community and community consultation and discussion on needs, priorities and real-world issues. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in communication, teamwork, and self-management and gain insight into the opportunities, complexities of and challenges to health and wellbeing in rural communities.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrad Hodge

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesQuota due to limited capacity to offer and supervise community projects is limited to this number. Preference given to Dentistry students who are required to undertake this subject as a core, Subject Coordinator to manage this. Students must attain Police check and Working with Children Check prior to the community engagement experience. Approximate cost of WWCC and police check $21.90.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Working with Communities

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJudy Taylor

Year2015

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PublisherOxford

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Working with Communities in Health and Human Services

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorJudy Taylor, David Wilkinson & Brian Cheers

Year2008

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the characteristics of rural communities and opportunities to maximise health and wellbeing.
02. Apply key community engagement principles to a rural health and wellness context.
03. Reflect on professional learning needs to devise a professional plan on self-management and communication.
04. Collaborate and cooperate as a member of a project team to achieve shared goals.
05. Apply verbal and written communication skills to engage with rural communities.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size150

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Hodge

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
Three 8.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is completed within a rural community. The acquisition of community engagement experiences and projects will be managed through the UDRH. These are not clinical placements."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 4.00 h seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This intensive component of the course will be delivered at the Bendigo campus in Week 12."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 4.00 h seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This intensive component of the course will be delivered at Bendigo campus. Students will select between 4 x 4-hour evening classes scheduled in week 1 and 2 OR a two-day weekend seminar that consists of the 4 4-hour classes."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 4.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual video recording (700-word equivalent) Students will create a short video exploring their personal attributes and skills to be developed. Students will be directed to use free video creation tools.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
One group project portfolio (individual contribution 1,700-word equivalent) Teams will submit a group project proposal (individual contribution 200-word equivalent, 5% group mark) as well as contribute to an e-portfolio that will be presented to the community (Individual contribution 1,500-word equivalent, 35% individual mark).N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 30-minute group presentation to a rural community (individual contribution 1000-word equivalent) In teams students will present their community engagement project in a trade booth located within their rural community. As part of this presentation students will need to develop additional material, such as but not limited to posters, photographs, videos, models.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One individual reflection task (900-word equivalent) Students will critically reflect on their learning about rural communities, personal development over the subject and future development plans.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4
Clinical Compliance documentation. HURDLE: Students must attain Police check and Working with Children Check prior to the community engagement experience.N/AN/AN/AYesnull