INTRODUCTION TO RURAL HEALTH

The program has been developed to help you to understand how working in a rural health setting can be different from urban health settings and what to look for on your rural health experience.

To access please follow the link below:

Online Introduction to Rural Health

RESILIENCE, WELLBEING AND SELF-CARE

Tools you can access anytime for mental health and wellbeing.

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Online Resilience, Wellbeing and Self-Care

 

COMMUNICATION

Learn about how YOU communicate, and how to communicate effectively with others.

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Online Education in Communication

RESPONDING EFFECTIVELY TO UPSET AND COMPLAINING PATIENTS OR FAMILY

This session is designed to provide you with the skills and a method of dealing with such people – efficiently, effectively and respectfully – so that they are in the best position to have their dissatisfaction reversed and the problem resolved if possible.

Access to this session is via the link below:

Upset and Complaining Patient or Family

GIVING EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK

Why is feedback so important?

Learn about the various ways to successfully provide effective feedback, and assess your own feedback style.

Access to this page is via the link below:

Giving Feedback

RECEIVING FEEDBACK

Why is receiving feedback on your performance so important?

Learn about the benefits of receiving feedback, how you can participate fully in the process by self-reflection, and how to better accept feedback.

Access to this page is via the link below:

Receiving Feedback

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

This short page is designed to explore the uses and misuses of social media from a health professional’s perspective for the purpose of developing safer use.

Access to this session is via the link below:

Social Media Posting: Implications for Health Professionals

 

LECTURE: THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF ABORIGINAL HEALTH

This lecture provides both staff and students with an introduction to Aboriginal Health and the structures preventing health and wellness in the Aboriginal community. 

Access to the recording of this lecture is via the link below: 

Social determinants of Aboriginal Health

MULANA GURRANYIN - A CULTURAL LEARNING JOURNEY (FOR STUDENTS ONLY)

Mulana Kurranyin – Strong Spirit

This is a multi-part online cultural training package, which Going Rural Health medical, nursing and allied students can access, developed by Robynne Nelson. Robynne is a Yorta Yorta woman and some content will be specific to the Yorta Yorta Nation.

To get access to the training:

  • register for an account on the Going Rural Health website (HERE) to get a user name and password
  • email Going Rural Health for the training link at going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au 
  • go to the training link and use your Going Rural Health website user name and password to log in to the training site. The site will remember where you are at in the training if you do not complete it all at once.

 

COVID-19 WEBINARS
‘Life Beyond Coronavirus’

Professor Shitij Kapur, FRCPC, PhD, FMedSci is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) at the University of Melbourne. Professor Kapur hosts a seven-part panel series ‘Life Beyond Coronavirus’ with an impressive panel of specialists in their field, which can all be viewed at this link: Life Beyond Coronavirus

 

The University of Melbourne COVID-19 Public Webinar Series

All three sessions have been recorded and are now available on the Department of Rural Health website https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/rural-health

Series 1 – Professor Shitij Kapur: ‘Rural COVID-19 in Australia – What have we learnt about the virus and ourselves?’

Series 2 – Laureate Professor John Hattie: ‘What we can learn from educating during the COVID-19 home schooling exercise’

Series 3 –Professor Lisa Phillips: ‘Mental Health and dealing with COVID-19 in the rural setting’