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Community Health and Medicine 2

Enrolment code: CAM205

Offered: Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2,

Special note: the unit is NOT restricted to students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Science.

Unit description:

The teaching program is in three parts. The first part examines a range of psychosocial problems in Australia, illustrating the interplay of social, medical, psychological, and cultural determinants of morbidity and the complexities of interpreting psychosocial information.

The second part introduces students to important concepts and techniques in biomedical statistics, epidemiology, and critical appraisal.

The third part is primarily concerned with developing students’ communication skills, a holistic approach to patient care, and an appreciation of the importance of behavioural factors in relation to illness.

In the practical program students are exposed to a range of complementary experiences, including general practice and retail pharmacy. Students continue contact with families encountered in First Year under the ‘Kids & Families’ program.

Staff Mr S Lockwood (Coordinator) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 25% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2–3x1-hr lectures, 1 hr prescribed reading, 2–3 hrs practical and written assignments weekly Timetable
Assessment mode 2-hr assessment at commencement of sem 2 (30%), 2-hr end-of-yr exam (30%)l biostatistics & epidemiology assessment (20%). projects and assignments (20%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc readings accessible on the Internet will be prescribed Library Catalogue
Co-Op Bookshop
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Social Ecology  
Courses Bachelor of Medical Science
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours
Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Health Science  
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