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We are involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as research in many areas of primary health care in New Zealand.
This attachment is an 8 week block module. It involves clinical experience with a general practitioner 3 half days a week. There are 14 small group, case based tutorials on common general practice conditions and general practice screening.
Simulation learning includes 5 half day sessions with actors working on consultation skills. These include communication skills, clinical reasoning and cultural skills.
Additional teaching includes practical skills of joint examinations and gynaecological examination. Students are required to answer a question of interest that has been formed in their clinical attachment and provide a literature researched answer. This forms part of their assessment as well as a musculoskeletal OSCE and a case based short answer written examination.
This 4 week block starts with tutorials covering prescribing, investigations, suturing and common skin conditions in the first two days. Clinical placement is with a rural general practice. Students consult with patients under supervision and learn to work in the practice team.
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