UQ Medical School students design posters featuring community health organisations
Many community-based organisations aim to improve health and well-being for patients living at home. They often rely on volunteers or limited funding and play an important role in supporting quality of life in the community. It is important that future doctors are aware of their existence and role.
Therefore, in the second-year Community Medicine course at UQ Medical School, students are given an opportunity to learn about a community agency. Each problem-based learning group prepares a poster that informs patients and health care providers of a selected organisation, emphasising how it supports health and complements formal health care services. The poster should be fit to display in a hospital or surgery waiting area, and inform the public. It therefore needs to be informative, but also easily understandable for patients, look appealing and draw attention, but most important, present a clear message that reaches out to the target audience.
Twenty-five organisations in or around Brisbane and Ipswich hosted one or more groups of students and the project resulted in a diverse set of 46 posters. Academics from the UQ School of Population Health and the Discipline of General Practice in the UQ School of Medicine marked the posters.
Out of many great designs, five were nominated and the two most outstanding posters were selected to feature on the UQ School of Medicine website.
UQ Medical School Doctor of Medicine Program
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD) commencing 2015
Location: Brisbane or Ipswich, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: UQ Medical School applications are still open! Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis.
- Completed degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
- GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
- MCAT score (minimum of 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
- Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ School of Medicine
Applications to the Doctor of Medicine program are still open!