1 x 9-hour independent study weekly
1 x 50-minute on-line exercises weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into GCRHP-Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice
1a Admission into GDPRHP-Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice
1b Admission into MRIH-Master of Remote and Indigenous Health
2 ^ REMH8001 - Context of Remote & Indigenous Health
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
HLTH8205 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Knowledge of the basic requirements to practice as a remote health professional.
Assignments; Tutorial participation
Topic description

This topic provides the foundation for Allied Health practice in isolated, remote and Indigenous Primary Health Care contexts. It explores the nature of practice in these contexts, making comparisons and contrasts between metropolitan, rural and remote Allied Health practice settings. A framework for remote Allied Health practice is proposed and students reflect on the role of Allied Health Professional as a visitor and as a resource to rural and remote communities. There is an emphasis on reflective practice and identifying the development needs of rural and remote allied health professionals, taking into account local, national and international trends in interprofessional and community practice.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide the opportunity for Allied Health professionals to develop a specialist/generalist framework for confidently, competently and reflectively providing Primary Health Care services to people located in isolated, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Synthesise knowledge about the unique characteristics of rural, remote and Indigenous Allied Health practice
  2. Review principles of cultural safety, Primary Health Care and community engagement and as they apply to remote allied health practice
  3. Apply different models of service delivery including delegation, extended scope of practice, and individualised funding to the remote context
  4. Appraise and demonstrate competencies for effective rural and remote Allied Health practice including telehealth, project management and delegation
  5. Articulate clinical reasoning and reflexivity which underlies decision in remote allied health practice