This eight week clinical rotation provides the opportunity for students to learn about clinical practice in the contexts of geriatric medicine, rehabilitation medicine and palliative care. Internationally, placements are also available in disadvantaged youth services and in healthcare provision in a developing country. Although sharing many common values and issues, each clinical placement will be unique. Our focus is on producing safe, effective, skilled patient-focused doctors, able to manage people within the context of their culture and environment, as well as their current illness and other medical conditions. We encourage students to move from a disease-focused to a patient-focused apporach, and to develop generalist knowledge, skills and attitudes. These include a focus on holistic patient care and an understanding of team-based case management, requiring inter-professional collaboration and teamwork. We also aim to assist students to develop the confidence, emotional resilience and self-reliance needed to manage the professional challenges of clinical practice in these contexts.
At the core of the students' learning experience will be a structured clinical placement where students will work closely with a Preceptor, who will guide and support students as they provide health care in context. Face to face seminars and electronic learning materials are provided by the Dicipline of General Practice. Small group tutorials are also scheduled throughout the rotation.
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Administrative Coordinator: Kim Wicks
Academic Coordinator: Dr Michaela Kelly