Patricia Knight

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BACKGROUND Medical students at the University of Wollongong experience continuity of patient care and clinical supervision during an innovative year-long integrated (community and hospital) clinical clerkship. In this model of clinical education, students are based in a general practice 'teaching microsystem' and participate in patient care as part of this(More)
This paper examines the economics of magnetic fusion power generation, makes comparisons with other generation sources, and draws attention to some key issues. For other generation sources, the data presented are drawn from published references, but specific studies have been made for magnetic confinement systems. The magnetic fusion costs are benchmarked(More)
BACKGROUND Telehealth appears to be an ideal mechanism for assisting rural patients and doctors and medical students/registrars in accessing specialist services. Telehealth is the use of enhanced broadband technology to provide telemedicine and education over distance. It provides accessible support to rural primary care providers and medical educators. A(More)
BACKGROUND The use of telehealth technology to enable real-time consultations between patients and specialist services (to whom travel may be an impediment to the patient's care) has recently been encouraged in Australia through financial incentives. However, the uptake has been both fragmented and inconsistent. The potential benefits for patients include(More)
Young people, particularly males and those from a rural area, are over represented in road crashes; this occurs in vehicle dependent countries around the world, including Australia. The attitudes, experiences and behaviours of young drivers are some of the key factors which affect their potential to have an early on road driving experience that is crash(More)
The study, using mixed methodology, examined perceptions of risk associated with speeding in young rural people. Focus groups discussions (age range 16-24) in which speeding was identified as often being an involuntary driving behaviour, informed the development of a survey instrument. The survey was conducted with two groups of young people, one rural(More)
Various techniques have been used to evaluate students in family medicine clerkships and electives. Multiple choice or essay questions have been used extensively but are not satisfactory in testing some of the affective areas considered important for future family physicians. At Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, the Department of Family(More)
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