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MDMP5418: Population Medicine 8

Population Medicine is the interface between the clinical care of individuals and the care of the populations within which those individuals live. In this unit we aim to introduce you to the many social factors that contribute to health and how understanding them can enhance patient care and improve health outcomes.

Code MDMP5418
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 and MDMP5318

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

  • LO1. Application of their understanding of the principles of population medicine acquired in Stages 1 and 2 to their clinical practice, through interactions with patients.
  • LO2. Application of their experience to their patients in the broader context of their lives and their communities and consider how an understanding of population medicine fosters patient-centred care and better management outcomes, especially in the context of chronic disease.
  • LO3. Demonstrate an understanding of global health issues and the broader determinants of health and disease globally, including their relevance to health care delivery in Australia.
  • LO4. Explain factors that contribute to the health and success of treatment of populations globally, especially issues relating to health inequities and inequalities, diversity of community values, and socio-economic and physical environment factors.
  • LO5. Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of factors such as globalisation and climate change on health, and the impact of healthcare on climate change
  • LO6. Describe current or emerging threats to human health using the One Health concept as a framework

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.