Rural Health (HSBH3011)


This unit introduces students to issues in rural health care. Topics covered include the nature and varieties of rural lifestyles, impact of lifestyle on health status, population health perspectives, common health conditions in rural Australia, rural health promotion, injury prevention and education, settlement and health care for refugees, indigenous health services, community-based health service delivery in rural settings, rural health workforce, eHealth, eLearning and eResearch for rural health practice, and innovation in health service delivery, for example, cross-sector service coordination and interprofessional practice.

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Distance education mode, web-based learning: Week 1 lecture (2hrs) and Week 7 workshop (4hrs) on campus with mandatory attendance; 1-hr tutorial/week by teleconference.


Participation (20%), group paper (15%), mid term exam (30%), case study (35%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009

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