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Summary of Changes Made in This Calendar - Northern and Rural Health

Medicine 5005 Northern and Rural Health
Focusing on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be a socially accountable and culturally safe physician in a northern and rural community, students begin to develop competence in several domains including Communication, collaboration, health advocacy, leadership, reflection, and culture. They learn about the contexts for the practice of medicine in Northern Ontario, understand the importance of interprofessional care, and begin to understand the determinants of health as they relate to health of Northern, rural, Indigenous and Francophone populations. They reflect on their understanding of the practice of medicine in Northern Ontario; develop an awareness and responsiveness to the changing needs of communities; and learn about ways to advocate for the health care needs of populations in Northern Ontario. A requirement of this course is mandatory participation in a four-week Integrated Community Experience in an Indigenous community.