1 x 40-hour intensive workshop once-only
1 x 6-hour independent study weekly
1 x 30-minute on-line tutorial weekly
1 Admission into GDPRHP-Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice
1a Admission into MRIH-Master of Remote and Indigenous Health
1b Admission into GCRHP-Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice
2 REMH8006 - Remote Advanced Nursing Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of HLTH8011, HLTH8011A, HLTH8011B has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse is required for undertaking this topic.

  • Successful completion of a recognised Maternity Emergency Care Course (or equivalent) is required by completion of REMH8007, or within the 3 years prior to enrolling in this topic.
Assignments; Placement; Tests; Tutorial Participation
Topic description
This topic builds on the clinical foundation themes of topics REMH8006 and REMH8021. Students continue expanding knowledge of remote advanced nursing practice for remote and Indigenous people, at critical points in the lifespan. Physical and psycho-social issues are considered, including wellness and prevention, acute and unstable conditions, and long term health problems. Students develop knowledge and skills to support Primary Health Care interventions and clinical procedures within the broad scope of family practice. Within the unique environmental and cultural context of Remote Health, students apply the principles of the RAN model of consultation for comprehensive health assessment, cross cultural communication, distance consultations and referrals. There is an emphasis placed on social determinants of health while applying internationally benchmarked population health approaches.
Educational aims
This topic builds on the objectives of REMH8006 and further develops clinical reasoning and consolidation of clinical practice. The aim of this topic is for nurses to apply a framework for advanced practice to confidently and competently work in collaboration with clients across the lifespan in remote and Indigenous Primary Health Care settings.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students should be able to:

  • Apply evidence based knowledge and practice guidelines to provide a holistic framework for improving the health of people in isolated, remote and Indigenous contexts.

  • Conduct advanced and comprehensive health assessment, utilising a RAN model of consultation for assessing and managing common clinical presentations across the lifespan.

  • Consider history, colonisation, social determinants, public health, access and health need in the planning and provision of culturally safe care to isolated, marginalised and Indigenous people.

  • Demonstrate extended clinical skills including a range of diagnostics, treatment and interventions within a collaborative Primary Health Care model.

  • Develop extended and accountable practice through re-evaluation and management of a client’s condition to achieve best outcomes.