1 x 8.5-hour independent study weekly
1 x 16-hour industry placement weekly
1 x 30-minute on-line tutorial 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 ^ 1 of REMH8001, HLTH8201
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
HLTH8204B has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Experience as a Medical Officer in a remote Primary Health Care Clinic
Course context
Successful completion of a Recognised Emergency Medicine Course while completing REMH8004 or REMH8005 or within the two years prior to enrolling in these topics.
Assignments; Tutorial Participation
Topic description
This topic builds on REMH8004 to provide foundational knowledge and skills for the transition to medical practice in the unique environmental and cultural context of remote and Indigenous settings. This topic includes management of complex multimorbidity and includes an elective element where students may choose mental health, dementia care, disability or palliative chronic disease care, to allow more in-depth study of an area of interest. A clinical practicum within a remote Primary Health Care clinic is included in this topic to facilitate application of theory to practice.
Educational aims
This aim of this topic is to incorporate a public health framework to develop the clinical skills and knowledge competencies for medical practitioners managing complex chronic disease and comorbidities in remote and rural areas.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • Outline the unique characteristics of rural, remote and Indigenous Allied Health practice

  • Identify the competencies for effective rural and remote Allied Health practice

  • Describe different models of remote Indigenous Allied Health practice and use these to critique and modify where possible your own service to support rural and remote and Indigenous residents

  • Incorporate strategies into own practice consistent with principles of cultural safety and Primary Health Care

  • Identify and apply the key components in planning a visit to a remote community including 'codes of conduct' or 'protocols'

  • Implement strategies to ensure continuity of care and service provision

  • Identify your professional learning needs and develop a plan to meet them, including strengthening your existing support networks

  • Articulate clinical reasoning and reflexivity which underlies decision making for competent, confident practice.