RURAL HEALTH

PHE3BRH

2021

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-ordinatorKaren Anderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolling students must have successful completed 120 credit points

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Australia's Rural, Remote and Indigenous

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSmith, J

Year2016

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherElsevier, MELBOURNE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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

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.
02. Analyse and discuss models of health care service delivery available to rural communities and how this impacts on access to health care.
03. Apply concepts of practice issues for working in rural and remote Australia.
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.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Anderson

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online equivalent to 1 hour of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1,800-word essayStudents will be required to examine the implications of remoteness for health on a selected remote Australian community

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1000-word reflective pieceStudents will be required to reflect on their own cultural competence and apply the concept of culturally safe practice to rural health outcomes.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (equivalent to 1200 words)Students are required to complete weekly individual and/or group tasks online (e.g. written reflection, quiz, discussions)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Anderson

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online equivalent to 1 hour of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1,800-word essayStudents will be required to examine the implications of remoteness for health on a selected remote Australian community

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1000-word reflective pieceStudents will be required to reflect on their own cultural competence and apply the concept of culturally safe practice to rural health outcomes.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (equivalent to 1200 words)Students are required to complete weekly individual and/or group tasks online (e.g. written reflection, quiz, discussions)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4