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MDMP5318: Population Medicine 7

In Stage 3, students will apply their understanding of the principles of population medicine acquired in Stages 1 and 2 to their clinical practice through interactions with patients. The program will allow them to consider the experiences of their patients in the broader context of their lives and their communities. Students will be able to describe how an understanding of population medicine fosters patient­centered care and better management outcomes, especially in the context of chronic disease

Code MDMP5318
Academic unit Northern Clinical School
Credit points 2
MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114 and MDMP5122 and MDMP5123 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125 and MDMP5126 and MDMP5211 and MDMP5212 and MDMP5213 and MDMP5214 and MDMP5221 and MDMP5222 and MDMP5223 and MDMP5224 and MDMP5225

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Evaluate the distribution of and risk factors for disease and injury and understand how to use disease and injury prevention practices in the care of individual patients and communities.
  • LO2. Make evidence-based, ethical and economically responsible decisions about the most appropriate management of health problems in individuals and in communities.
  • LO3. Identify the economic, psychological, occupational and socio-cultural factors that contribute to the development and/or continuation of poor health and explain how it impacts on individuals and communities.
  • LO4. Evaluate the economic, political, social and legal factors which determine the way that individuals and communities respond to health problems and describe how public and population health strategies are systematically planned and implemented.

Unit outlines

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