Tag Archives: community placements

Sharing student and community experiences: spreading the news

Developing and sustaining non-clinical community-based learning can pose a number of challenges. As I have shown in this blog, a lack of clarity about expectations can cloud experience from either a provider or student perspective. Some students can be slow … Continue reading

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Roles and identities: Community placements and the positioning of medical students as learners and researchers, knowledge consumers and knowledge producers.

Introduction In this post I want to return to the issue of non-clinical community-based experience as a context for identity-work among medical students. While I recognise that it is not particularly radical to think about medical education as an arena … Continue reading

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Community placements: more tales from the field and thoughts about assessment

  Introduction In this post I want to describe and then share some reflections on a particular piece of community placement practice that I observed at the University of Western Sydney. My aims are to continue to add to the … Continue reading

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Urban health and health services inequalities and Julian Tudor Hart’s inverse case law: a role for community placements

Introduction Western Sydney made the national news this weekend. The Sunday Telegraph, Sydney Herald and ABC News all ran stories based around a report published by the Western Sydney Region Organisation of Councils (WSROC)[i] that contains findings of research demonstrating … Continue reading

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Community Placements – the what, why and purpose of coming to Australia

Community Placements in Medical Education Community placements aim to provide medical students with opportunities to learn about the social basis and context of health and healthcare by placing them with a wide range of organisations and groups which are situated … Continue reading

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