Rural Health (HSBH3011)


This unit introduces students to issues in rural health care. Topics covered include: the nature and varieties of rural settings and related social determinants of health; working at a distance; rural health status and access to services; population health perspectives; rural health promotion, injury prevention and education; settlement and health care for refugees; Indigenous health services; cultural safety; health service delivery models in rural settings; rural health workforce; tele-health; and inter-professional practice.

Further unit of study information


Distance education mode, web-based learning: Week 1 lecture (2hrs) and Week 7 workshop (3hrs) on campus with mandatory attendance. All other materials asynchronous online.


Participation (online activities, attendance at timetabled lectures) (25%), group paper (30%), individual case study assignment (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.