Students will be given the opportunity to observe clinical practice in this environment. If there are any criminal associates, they need to be disclosed to the convener as they may affect participation in the course. Any restrictions on clinical practice need to be disclosed. Visitors to the correctional centres enter at the discretion and direction of the centre management. A sensible dress code is enforced as is a requirement to always display university identification.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the health characteristics of an Australian prisoner population
2. Appreciate the challenges of clinical practice in a custodial environment
3. Propose appropriate assessment tools and interventions to re-dress health disadvantage, in this population group
4. Refer to relevant international instruments that relate to the healthcare of prisoners
5. Identify sources of health information appropriate to this population group
6. Identify gaps in knowledge, related to the health needs of this population, and propose ethical research to re-dress these gaps.
7. Communicate the health needs of this population to professional and lay colleagues
Other InformationThe course will introduce students to principles of clinical practice to a poly-morbid population group with heavy burdens of addictions, substance misuse and mental illness.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be made through a series of written assignments and group presentations (30%), and a research proposal or a draft article ready for peer-review (70%).
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Course includes field visits to observe custodial settings and custodial medical practice. This will take place in accordance with the ANU Medical School requirements for clinical teaching.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the ANU Medical School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2270||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|