RURAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorBrad Hodge
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Working with Communities in Health and Human Services
AuthorJudy Taylor, David Wilkinson & Brian Cheers
Working with Communities
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment size150
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Hodge
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 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.
SeminarWeek: 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.
SeminarWeek: 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 ClassWeek: 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 ClassWeek: 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.
|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/A||N/A||No||15||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/A||N/A||No||40||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/A||N/A||No||25||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/A||N/A||No||20||SILO3, SILO4|
|Clinical Compliance documentation. HURDLE: Students must attain Police check and Working with Children Check prior to the community engagement experience.||N/A||N/A||Yes||null|