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The Student Conference will be delivered in a traditional conference format over four days. The aim of the Student Conference is to allow students to learn from each other, experts in various fields and other health professionals in topic areas suited to a conference format.
The attendance requirement is 100%. Students with a genuine need to miss any part of the conference will be able to apply for a Short Leave of Absence.
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this subject students should have developed the following graduate attributes in six domains to a level appropriate to the second year of the course:
- Understand the determinants of a well society and the economic, political, psychological, social and cultural factors that contribute to the development and persistence of health and illness;
- Understand the health of Indigenous Australians including their history, cultural development and the impact of colonisation and the ongoing health disparities of Indigenous people in this country and globally;
- Understand the burden of disease in differing populations and geographic locations;
- Understand the differing requirements of health care systems in a culturally diverse society;
- Consider local, regional, national and global ramifications of health care issues;
- Contribute to the community;
- Contribute to the resolution of health inequities locally and globally;
- Understand the relationship between environmental issues and the health of local communities and society; and
- Understand the principles of practising medicine in an environmentally responsible way.
- Understand the continuum of medical training and the diverse roles and expertise of doctors;
- Understand the potential conflicts of interest that may confront doctors;
- Understand the principles of ethics in the provision of health care and research;
- Understand organisational governance, the ability to be an active participant in professional organisations, and an appreciation of the benefits of this participation;
- Understand the principles of mentorship;
- Understand educational theory and practice; and
- Understand the importance to maintain standards of medical practice at the highest level throughout a professional career.
Systems of Health Care
- Understand the roles, responsibilities and expertise of all health professionals, and how they work in teams to deliver health care;
- Appreciate the responsibility to contribute to the education of all health professionals;
- Understand the principles of efficient and equitable allocation and use of finite resources in health care systems, locally and globally;
- Understand the structure of the Australian health care system and health care systems globally; and
- Understand the role of political systems in shaping health care systems locally, nationally and internationally.
- Apply the principles of reflective practice in a conference setting;
- Identify and address your learning needs in a conference setting; and
- Apply effective time management to a conference setting.
- Understand the scientific method relevant to biological, behavioural and social science;
- Understand research methods; and
- Learn from patients, health professionals and the community in a conference setting.
- Discuss and defend the rights of patients in a conference setting; and
- Understand chronic illness and disability and its impact on the patient, their carers and communities.
By the end of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
- The ability to extract information from expert presentations and to take notes to enable them to write a report on those presentations
- The ability to participate in groups discussions and workshops
- An understanding of academic conferences and their role in the dissemination of knowledge
Last updated: 31 January 2024