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Primary Care in Low Resource Settings - MIPH5134

Year - 2018

This unit of study is designed for students who have completed or are working towards a health degree. It assumes some clinical background knowledge and aims to prepare students to a basic level for applying public health principles in low resource primary healthcare settings. In the past, students with a non-clinical background have successfully completed this unit and there are no pre-requisites. The course will introduce and revise the fundamental aspects of effective primary health care, define different aspects of low-resource settings (health system, healthcare worker, patient factors etc) and their effect on knowledge translation. The key learning component will comprise a series of problems which will be solved in online or face-to-face groups and supported by guest lecturers, tutors and resources. Problems will include low-income country settings but also resource-challenged settings due to remoteness and/or socioeconomic and other disadvantage. Students will be expected to be self-directed adult learners during this unit. This unit of study can be combined with MIPH5004 International Health Independent Study 1 (2cp) for a total of 6 credit points.Students can choose to do this course either by face-to-face or distance mode.

Classes
Online mini-lectures and readings available for 1-2 hours per week; group work online 2 hours per week. Face-to-face mode is delivered via 4 x 1 day workshops.

Assessment
Formative assessment: abstract of 250 words (10%); contribution to group learning (20%); 2000 word case submission (70%)

Additional information
Can be completed in either on-line or face to face mode

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2a

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2a

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Lyndal Trevena
HECS Band: 2
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