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GENA822 Advanced Nature of General Practice

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 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,400.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.75

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GENX 822
Limited to
Suitable to health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
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.

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.
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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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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system