NOTE: Going Rural Health are currently in the process of transferring all online education packages to the Going Rural Health Learning Centre on this website.

INTRODUCTION TO RURAL HEALTH

This 10 part 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.

You will need to register for the website to access the package; please retain these details as your log in allows the site to remember where you are up to with your training.

Access the package via this link: Online Intro to Rural Health

RESILIENCE, WELLBEING AND SELF-CARE

Our new Canvas Resilience & Wellbeing course has been released.

To access the course, please contact the Going Rural Health team at going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au and supply a non-University of Melbourne email address for registration, so the team can arrange access. An activation email will then be sent to the nominated email address, with a link to create a password.

Any queries, please contact the above email address. 

 

COMMUNICATION

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

To access please follow the link below:

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

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INFOGRAPHIC VIDEO

This is a fantastic infographic video, a joint project by Going Rural Health and Charles Sturt University (CSU), which outlines the scope of Occupational Therapy (OT) practice. The video was produced by Johanna Kyriakou from the University of Melbourne, using content compiled by CSU OT students completing a virtual placement, with support from Going Rural Health.

Watch the video below:

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 Gurranyin – 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 GRH website HERE. You will automatically receive an activation email (please check your junk mail for this if it doesn’t show up in your inbox) and you must activate your account via the link provided. Remember to retain your USER ID and password for the next step.
  • Go to the Mulana Gurranyin cultural training portal HERE and click ‘login with GRH SSO’. 
  • You can then access the course by clicking on ‘modules’.
  • The site will remember where you are up to in the training if you do not complete it all at once. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Going Rural Health team at going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au

 

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE PUBLIC WEBINARS
‘Life Beyond Coronavirus’

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

 

Department of Rural Health Public Webinar Series

The University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health has hosted a number of public webinars, including those discussing COVID-19. All webinars have been recorded and are available on the Department of Rural Health website at: https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/rural-health