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Rural and regional needs and priorities

Excerpts from the CPIC (Course Performance Improvement Cycle)

Reports from the Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences.

RURAL AND REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The key factor in the success of the Deakin BMBS is the ongoing support of the medical communities of Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool and regional and rural Victoria who have made significant contributions to the design and delivery of the curriculum. Sustaining this high level of contribution and commitment is essential for the course to continue to succeed.

Unit code and title Campus Core or elective Description
HME301/302 Parallel Regional Community Curriculum PRCC clinical sites: Ararat, Camperdown, Colac, Daylesford, Hamilton, Horsham and Stawell Elective option of core unit The parallel regional community curriculum (PRCC) is a model of clinical training in which a proportion of year 3 students are embedded in a large general practice in a regional centre and have additional clinical experience in regional hospitals. Students undertake the same curriculum and assessment as their hospital-based peers.
HME 301/302 Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool Clinical Schools Core All students are allocated to one of the School’s four clinical schools (in Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool or the eastern suburbs of Melbourne) for Years 3 and 4 of the course. There is extensive exposure to rural health issues for all students, apart from the minority (10 per year) studying at Eastern Health
Years 1 and 2 (HME 101/102, HME 201/202) Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds Core There is extensive exposure to rural health issues throughout Years 1 and 2, including specific teaching and learning activities in the DPCI theme and incorporation of a rural focus in many of the Problem Based Learning cases which are the key teaching and learning method in the Knowledge of Health and Illness (KHI) theme.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

H300, D391 (HEALTH SCIENCES)

Unit code and title Campus Core or elective Description
HSH105 Understanding Families and Health B Core In 2010 this unit has a guest speaker who will be discussing case studies on domestic abuse in rural communities. Many of the other topics covered in the unit also have a component that relates to rural issues relating to family health, for example access to support services and employment issues.
HBS107 Understanding Health B/G/W/ X/CBD Core For the second assessment in this unit, students’ may have selected to investigate the significance of a particular health issue (i.e. cardiovascular disease, school bullying) in rural communities. In addition, the lecture content and text made reference to the differences in health status between urban and rural populations.

H330 (SOCIAL WORK)

Most units have some content on rural and regional needs. The following provides some examples.

Unit code and title Campus Core or elective Description
HME301/302 Parallel Regional Community Curriculum PRCC clinical sites: Ararat, Camperdown, Colac, Daylesford, Hamilton, Horsham and Stawell Elective option of core unit The parallel regional community curriculum (PRCC) is a model of clinical training in which a proportion of year 3 students are embedded in a large general practice in a regional centre and have additional clinical experience in regional hospitals. Students undertake the same curriculum and assessment as their hospital-based peers.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

23rd July 2010