Aboriginal and Rural Health (PHAR4824)


This unit of study introduces students to health issues in rural and remote communities which may result from the social, environmental and political underpinnings of these communities. Students will be made aware of diseases which are more prevalent in rural than metropolitan settings. Issues relating to cultural diversity and indigenous health in rural and remote areas will be explored and different modes of communication and service delivery will be investigated.

Further unit of study information


21 hrs of lectures, 10 x 2hr tutorials, 3hr workshop.


Group assignment/presentation (30%), examination (50%), experiential logbook (20%), satisfactory performance in the forensic examination.


A textbook of Australian Rural Heath
Aboriginal Primary Health Care. Pharmacy and Poisons legislation is required but is made available in a specific format for the unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4814 and PHAR4823


PHAR4825 and PHAR4826

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.