Professional Competencies

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Professional Competencies

The module comprises a range of topics that surface repeatedly throughout the year. These include:

  • Health Psychology
  • Social and community aspects of health care
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Complementary Medicine
  • The Humanities
  • Informatics
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Service Organisation & Governance
  • Health Economics
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • Self-awareness and self-care (including the ability to function as a team member) 

This involves the consideration of health and illness in the wider context of family, cultural group, and the community as well as in the political and economic influences of society. It provides a focus for the ethical and legal framework of medicine and on the development of personal and interpersonal skills appropriate to lifetime medical practice

In years 3 and 4 this module explores the various social, behavioural, ethical and legal aspects of medicine within the clinical setting through programmed sessions (block release) and through self-directed learning. Teaching in the Professional Competencies will be relevant to the clinical disciplines in which students are working.