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.
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.
Background information about rural health
Before we move through each of the six concepts, we need to take a look at some background information on rural health.
Access to health care
In this part of the course, we take a look at access to health care in rural and remote settings.
In this part of the course, we take a look at some of the issues around generalist practice in a rural and remote setting.
In this part of the course, we take a look at the issue of overlapping relationships in rural settings.
Inter-professional team practice
In this part of the course, we take a look at inter-professional team practice in rural and remote settings.
Cultural safety and cultural security
In this part of the course, we take a look at the importance of cultural safety and cultural security in rural practice.
Models of health care
In this part of the course, we take a look at models of rural health care.
In this part of the course, we look at two case study examples that explore the application of the core concepts covered in this course.
Recap and Assessment
In this section, we will recap what has been covered, and assess you for understanding of the content.