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Discipline of General Practice

The University of Adelaide Australia

Discipline of General Practice

The Discipline of General Practice is part of the School of Population Health within the University of Adelaide, based in the centre of Adelaide, South Australia.

The Discipline organises clinical placements in general practice for undergraduate medical students in all of the 6th year and the recruitment of community based teachers for the Medical School, Spencer Gulf Rural Health School and rural and urban general practices. The Discipline has established skills and training sites for undergraduates, interns and postgraduates including general practice registrars.

Established in 1995 the Discipline has been involved in teaching, research and consulting work, enhanced through managing and operating multi-professional general practices, which have a firm commitment to all aspects of high quality practice.

The Discipline has a broad range of skills in education and research staff.

  • Provide excellent undergraduate and postgraduate education for medical students and practicing health professionals in the community
  • Undertake, support, and publish research conducted in general practice and primary care environments, which is aimed at improving health outcomes
  • Develop a team of highly skilled professionals which values excellence and fosters growth and development
  • Improve other areas of medical education by integrating core principles and values of general practice into the broader medical education curriculum
  • Provide excellent primary care to the community
  • Foster inclusiveness and value diversity in the delivery of health care and education
  • Advocate for general practice within the health care system
  • Foster partnerships within the University and the community.