1 x 5-day intensive workshop once-only
1 x 4-hour independent study weekly
1 x 2-week industry placement once-only
1 x 2-hour 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
1 of HLTH8203, HLTH8203A, HLTH8203B has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse is required to undertake this topic.

  • Successful completion of a recognised Remote Emergency Care Course (or equivalent) is required within the 3 years prior to enrolling in this topic or by the completion of REMH8006.
Assignments; Laborartory Participation; Oral; Placement; Tests; Tutorial Participation
Topic description
This topic provides the foundation for advanced nursing practice in the unique environmental and cultural context that characterizes the inseparable work and living situation of Remote Health professionals worldwide. The Remote Area Nurse (RAN) model of consultation is used as a framework for contextualizing nursing specific knowledge within the interprofessional Primary Health Care team. Using the RAN model of consultation students learn comprehensive health assessment, history taking, systems examination, diagnostics, cross cultural communication, distance consultations and referrals for remote and Indigenous people across the lifespan. Students also develop knowledge and skills in pharmacotherapeutics, brief interventions and clinical procedures for management of people of all ages experiencing common acute, urgent and unstable conditions in isolated, remote and Indigenous contexts. A clinical practicum within a remote Primary Health Care clinic is included in this topic to facilitate application of theory to practice and development of confident, competent and accountable practice.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide the opportunity for nurses to develop a framework for advanced and extended nursing practice to confidently and competently recognize, assess and manage common acute, urgent and unstable conditions across the lifespan in remote and Indigenous Primary Health Care settings.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in accessing and utilizing evidence based knowledge and practice guidelines in clinical, public health and social sciences

  • Conduct advanced, comprehensive and holistic health assessment, utilising a RAN model of consultation

  • Consider history, colonisation, access and health need in the planning and provision of health care to isolated, marginalized and Indigenous people

  • Apply knowledge to confidently and competently carry out a range of procedures, treatment and interventions to manage common conditions across the lifespan within a collaborative model of Primary Health Care applicable to the remote and Indigenous health context

  • Select, supply and administer appropriate medication under scheduled treatment protocols integrating comprehensive assessment and best practice guideline together with strategies that maximize compliance and therapeutics relationships

  • Rapidly and continuously evaluate the patient/client's condition and response to therapy

  • Manage and or make recommendations to modify the management plan when necessary to achieve desired patient/client outcomes.

  • Utilise available technology to overcome barriers of distance and accurately communicate assessment and management information both verbally and in written form

  • Exhibit resourceful, respectful and reflective communication and practice.