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GENA822 Advanced Nature of General Practice

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In-depth exploration of whole person care in medicine, leading to the consideration of what constitutes quality in general practice. Modules include hope, loss and suffering, knowing how we practice and patient safety in primary care.

This paper builds on the understanding and insights about medical practice gained from GENA820. It is a paper for those who like to be challenged. Modules include uncertainty, error, and patient safety, palliative and terminal care, and professionalism in practice. There are two residential workshops in Dunedin.

Paper title Advanced Nature of General Practice
Paper code GENA822
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,469.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
GENX 822
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
Eligibility
Suitable to health professionals from a range of disciplines.
Contact
gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Hamish Wilson and Dr Struan Clark
Paper Structure
There are three modules for this paper:
  • Hope, loss and suffering
  • Patient safety in primary care
  • Professionalism
Teaching Arrangements

This is a distance taught paper with one residential over a single semester and audioconferences.

Textbooks
Cunningham W and Wilson H. Being a doctor: understanding medical practice. 2013. Otago University Press; Dunedin.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper can expect to find an increased resilience to the practice and theoretical challenges of modern clinical practice.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2022

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

In-depth exploration of whole person care in medicine, leading to the consideration of what constitutes quality in general practice. Modules include hope, loss and suffering, knowing how we practice and patient safety in primary care.

This paper builds on the understandings and insights about medical practice gained from GENA820. It is a paper for those who like to be challenged.
Modules include

  1. uncertainty, adverse patient outcomes and patient safety;
  2. palliative and end of life care; and
  3. professionalism in practice.

There are two residential workshops in Dunedin.

 

Paper title Advanced Nature of General Practice
Paper code GENA822
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2023 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
GENX 822
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
Eligibility

Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Contact
gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Hamish Wilson

Paper Structure

There are three modules for this paper:

  • Palliative and end of life care in primary care
  • Patient safety in primary care
  • Professionalism.
Teaching Arrangements

This second semester Distance Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching. There are two residential workshops in Dunedin and several audioconferences. Residentials may be held online depending on pandemic restrictions.

Textbooks
Cunningham W and Wilson H. Being a doctor: understanding medical practice. 2013. Otago University Press; Dunedin.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper can expect to find an increased resilience to some of the more challenging situations in modern clinical practice such as adverse outcomes and patient safety, end of life care and professionalism.

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle