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Introduction to Rural Health

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22 lessons
1 quiz
18 students

Welcome to the Introduction to Rural Practice course. This course has been designed to provide you with a range of information that will help you understand the rural environment, specifically how the following six concepts apply when delivering health care in rural locations:

  • Access to health care
  • Generalist practice
  • Overlapping relationships
  • Inter-professional team practice
  • Cultural safety and cultural security
  • Models of health care.

Each of these sections can be accessed via the curriculum tab.

To keep track of your progress through the course, work through each section and at the bottom of each page click on ‘complete’. This MUST be done to register you have completed the course.

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Course Certificate

Once you have completed the course, you will be directed to complete a quiz that tests understanding of the topics covered. After successful completion of the quiz (and recording of course completion) you will be eligible for a course certificate. Your certificate will always be available when you log in, but the certificate can also be copied and saved for your records.

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Professor Lisa Bourke: Director, University Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne. Lisa facilitates and oversees all of the activities of the UDRH, which involves the Aboriginal Health team and research teams examining three streams of Culturally Inclusive Rural Healthcare, Rural Chronic Ill-health and Rural Health Workforce. Lisa designed the expansion of the Going Rural Health team in 2016 to support existing students undertaking placements in our region, to bring new students to our region and to develop new placements, particularly in areas of health need.