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.
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.