Online Learning Resources for Students

Are you preparing for your rural placement?  Perhaps have some down time during placement and looking for something to do?  Or maybe you are a little anxious about how you will cope in a new town away from home for your placement.

We have compiled a number of online resources available for students to assist you with all of the above.   The list certainly isn’t absolute and will continue to grow.

So make yourself comfortable, grab a cuppa and browse these resources.

Skills & Training Resources

Introduction to Rural Health
http://goingruralhealth.com.au/events/introduction-to-rural-health/

Emergency Medicine
http://lifeinthefastlane.com/

Clinical Decision Making Resource *
http://www.uptodate.com/home

REHSeN Online Learning Resource *
http://rehsen.e3learning.com.au/

Online Simulation Training
https://www.vspr.net.au/joomla

Registration for your Professional Practice
http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Graduate-Applications.aspx

Allied Health Professionals Australia (AHPA)
http://www.ahpa.com.au/

*Fees or subscriptions required to access content

Student Led Programs

Moovin Health
http://www.ruralhealth.unimelb.edu.au/for%20students/student%20clubs/

Student Interprofessional Education Group (University of Melbourne Students)
http://sc.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/ipep

Outlook Rural Health Club
http://outlookruralhealthclub.org.au/

Student Rural Health Network
http://www.nrhsn.org.au/

Resilience & Mental Wellbeing Resources

When The Cow Pat Hits The Windmill – Mental health guide for when you go rural
http://www.nrhsn.org.au/home/news/when-the-cowpat-hits-the-windmill-check-out-our-mental-health-guide-for-when-you-go-rural/

Crana Support Services
https://crana.org.au/support

Local Community Groups

Emergency Information

https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/responsibilities/victorias-warning-system/vicemergency-app

https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/responsibilities/victorias-warning-system/vicemergency-app

Being in or traveling through a rural or regional area, means that there are a number of potential hazards that you may not have come across before.  We take student safety very seriously, and therefore would like to make sure you are prepared and know where to go for more information.

It is important to stay alert to the conditions around you, as they can change quickly.

In Victoria, the best place to source information is via the Vic Emergency App.   This app has been developed to combine all of the following agencies critical alerts and community advice, which includes updates and information from:

  • Country Fire Authority
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Life Saving Victoria
  • Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • Victorian State Emergency Service

The VicEmergency Apps can be downloaded to your phones easily, with the ability to create a ‘watch zone’ around the area that you are located in.

ISO Apple Store App: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/vicemergency/id356559665?mt=8
Android Store App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naturallybeing.fireready

Other resources for VicEmergency information are:

Website:  www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicemergency
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vicemergency/

You can also find information by:

  • Tuning into ABC local radio or other emergency broadcasters including commercial and community radio, or SKY TV.
  • Phoning the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226
  • Following the VicEmergency social media platforms on Facebook or Twitter
  • The closest police station to where you are located

At times technology may fail, and it is important that you are prepared and know where you can get emergency information and warnings.