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PHC5304

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of General Practice

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Peter Schattner

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

This unit has been created in collaboration with the Department of General Practice for students undertaking studies in ONE of the following three topics:

  • Child health
  • Women's sexual and reproductive health in General Practice
  • Health care for older people.

Students undertaking this unit must choose only one topic. Each topic is equivalent to 6 credit points.

Outcomes

Child health

  1. Develop a systematic and evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of child health issues which commonly present in the Primary Health Care setting
  2. Assess child development using valid and reliable assessment instruments, determine deviations from the norm and formulate appropriate management strategies in the Primary Health Care setting
  3. Formulate a comprehensive management plan surrounding child health by collaborating with other health professionals
  4. Analyse the psychosocial and environmental context of children's lives and apply this analysis to child health.
  5. Identify paediatric emergencies which commonly present in the Primary Health Care setting and formulate an appropriate initial management plan
  6. Effectively use the available literature to inform ongoing learning needs relating to child health

Women's sexual and reproductive health in General Practice

  1. Analyse the psychosocial context of women's lives and apply this analysis to women's sexual and reproductive health
  2. Develop a systematic and evidence based approach to the diagnosis and management of women's sexual and reproductive health issues which commonly present in the General Practice setting
  3. Evaluate those factors contributing to the prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and based on best available evidence formulate an appropriate response that addresses these issues in the General Practice setting
  4. Develop a systematic and evidence based approach to contraceptive counselling and counselling for unplanned pregnancy and sexual problems
  5. Critically appraise the evidence concerning hormone replacement therapy and screening for cervical, breast and ovarian cancer
  6. Evaluate the health outcomes of violence against women and formulate appropriate responses in the General Practice setting based on best available practice evidence

Health care for older people

  1. Critically analyse the patient-centred orientation of existing published guidelines for aged care, including aspects of patient experience and expectations as determined by their psycho-socio-cultural environment
  2. Create and justify a database of resources and processes that will optimise team-based care of the aged, including available community-based supports
  3. Analyse a small self-audit of aged patients who take multiple medications (or attend multiple healthcare providers) and develop a strategy to optimise patient safety and the management of medico-legal risk
  4. Create a plan for quality improvement in one area of aged care that is informed by evidence-based assessment and practice

Fieldwork

See individual topic guides for details - some topics will require students to write up cases on patients they have seen in practice, to write up journals based on clinical activity and/or to perform audits on clinical activity

Assessment

Child health
Case report (1,500 words) (20%)
Case scenario report (1,000 words) (10%)
Individual structured oral presentation (20 minutes) (30%)
Online activities due at the end of each module (up to 2,500 words in total)
(10% for each module) (40%)
Hurdle - Completion of all activities

Women's sexual and reproductive health in General Practice
Case study (2,000 words) (25%)
Online activities (Amounting to a total of 6,000 words) (50%)
Audit (2,000 words) (25%)
Hurdle - Completion of all Activities

Health care for older people
Essay (1,500 words) (25%)
Written plan (1,500 words) (25%)
Written report (1,500 words) (25%)
Written plan (1,500 words) (25%).
Hurdle - Completion of all Activities

Workload requirements

Equivalent of 12 hours a week in 6 credit point units run over 12 weeks

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

General practice

Prohibitions

Students must NOT choose a topic previously competed in PHC5301 or PHC5302