Home > Masters > Public Health > Bedford Park > Master of Remote Health Practice - Bedford Park - South Australia

Master of Remote Health Practice

Speak without obligation to Flinders University

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about Master of Remote Health Practice - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia

  • Objectives
    The articulated program aims to meet the needs for preparatory, ongoing and higher education for health professionals who work in remote areas and for appropriately qualified people who have an interest in this field and may contribute in the future to the remote area workforce.Learning outcomesAt the completion of the course, students are expected to be able to: * analyse their own cultural background and apply the insights gained to a study of the context and culture of remote health in Australia; * critically examine Australian and international literature on health care and health systems in Australia and elsewhere; * recognise and analyse the key concepts underlying the development of the health care system in remote Australia; * identify models of remote area practice and examine their underlying conceptual bases; * identify and apply the principles of primary health care to remote care practice; * practise as culturally safe health professionals with an ongoing commitment to community development, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination, partnership and two-way learning; * demonstrate generic skills and competencies for health professionals working in remote areas; * demonstrate specific skills and competencies for working in remote areas within their chosen profession; * analyse and synthesise the major concepts and models underlying remote area health practice; * gain further knowledge and skills for remote area health practice through the completion of a negotiated research project.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants who do not hold either the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution and have had not less than two years' experience as a practising health professional in a remote area.However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Remote Health Practice
  • Course description
     The Master of Remote Health Practice is a 72-unit program which is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

    Note: Full fee-paying places are available on request to students who are in receipt of a scholarship which covers fee-paying student tuition fees only.

    The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice and the Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Students in the programs undertake a range of core topics and are then able to select a specialty stream in either Nursing, Medical, Allied Health, Management, Individual Practice or Remote Indigenous Oral Health.

    The program was developed in collaboration with the Council of Remote Area Nurses and all three courses are offered on an external basis through the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs.

    Students who hold the graduate certificate or the graduate diploma are granted credit for topics already taken.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    Students who enrolled in the Master of Remote Health Management prior to 2007 are asked to contact the Course Coordinator, Ms Sabina Knight on (08) 8951 4700 or email: sabina.knight@flinders.edu.au

    To qualify for the Master of Remote Health Practice, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    The research project and elective topics must be chosen in consultation with the course coordinator and must be in an area relevant to the student's present or future practice.

    Core topics

    HLTH8201
        

    Context of Remote Health
        

    4.5

    HLTH8202
        

    Primary Health Care and Health Promotion
        

    4.5

    HLTH8009
        

    Ethics, Power and Practice
        

    6

    HLTH9013
        

    Public Health Principles and Practice
        

    6

    HLTH8210
        

    Introduction to Research and Evidence Based Decision Making
        

    4.5

    HLTH9002
        

    Research Methods **
        

    9

    Plus one of the following specialty streams:

    NURSE PRACTITIONER

    HLTH8203
        

    Remote Advanced Nursing Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics **
        

    9

    HLTH8011
        

    Remote Nurse Practitioner 1 - Family Nursing *
        

    6

    HLTH8207
        

    Foundations of Remote Health Management: People, Planning and Money
        

    4.5

    HLTH9012
        

    Remote Nurse Practitioner 2 - Chronic Disease and Ongoing Health Problems *
        

    6

    HLTH9015
        

    Remote Nurse Practitioner 3 - Extended Practice and Professional Issues *
        

    6

    MEDICAL

    HLTH8204
        

    Remote Medical Practice 1 **
        

    9

    HLTH8012
        

    Remote Medical Practice 2 **
        

    6

    HLTH8207
        

    Foundations of Remote Health Management: People, Planning and Money
        

    4.5

    ALLIED HEALTH

    HLTH8205
        

    Fundamentals of Remote Allied Health Practice
        

    4.5

    HLTH8206
        

    Remote Allied Health in Practice
        

    4.5

    HLTH8013
        

    Remote Allied Health Practice 2 * #
        

    6

    HLTH8207
        

    Foundations of Remote Health Management: People, Planning and Money
        

    4.5

    MANAGEMENT

    HLTH8207
        

    Foundations of Remote Health Management: People, Planning and Money
        

    4.5

    HLTH8208
        

    Remote Health Services Organisation, Resources and Workforce
        

    4.5

    HLTH9003
        

    Remote Health Management - Policy and Leadership *
        

    6

    HLTH9017
        

    Remote Health Management Project
        

    4.5

    INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE

    HLTH8008
        

    Individual Practice 1 **
        

    9

    HLTH8016
        

    Individual Practice 2 *
        

    6

    HLTH8207
        

    Foundations of Remote Health Management: People, Planning and Money
        

    4.5

    REMOTE INDIGENOUS ORAL HEALTH

    HLTH8017
        

    Remote Indigenous Oral Health Practice 1 **
        

    9

    HLTH8018
        

    Remote Indigenous Oral Health Practice 2 *
        

    6

    HLTH8207
        

    Foundations of Remote Health Management: People, Planning and Money
        

    4.5

    Depending on their specialty stream students choose a further 6 to 18 units of study from the following:

    HLTH8208
        

    Remote Health Services Organisation, Resources and Workforce
        

    4.5

    HLTH9001
        

    Health Promotion
        

    6

    HLTH9003
        

    Remote Health Management - Policy and Leadership *
        

    6

    HLTH9004
        

    Research Project***
        

    12/18

    HLTH9005
        

    International Remote Health
        

    6

    HLTH9006
        

    Health Economics
        

    6

    HLTH9010
        

    Learning and Teaching in Clinical Practice
        

    6

    HLTH9011
        

    Independent Project **
        

    6

    HLTH9014
        

    Community Based Rehabilitation: Primary Health Care for People with Disabilities
        

    6

    * This topic can be taken in one semester but is also offered in two parts as two 3-unit topics. Part A (3 units) and Part B (3 units) must be undertaken in two consecutive semesters as they are taught and assessed as a continuum.

    ** This topic can be taken in one semester but is also offered in two parts as two 4.5-unit topics. Part A (4.5 units) and Part B (4.5 units) must be undertaken in two consecutive semesters as they are taught and assessed as a continuum.

    *** The 12-unit version of this topic is also available in two parts as two semester-based topics of 6 units each while the 18-unit version is available in two parts as two semester-based topics of 9 units each. Where the topics are taken in two parts they must be completed in consecutive semesters as they are assessed as a continuum.

    # Students undertaking the Allied Health specialty may select HLTH9014 Community-Based Rehabilitation: Primary Health Care for People with Disabilities in place of this topic.

    Other topics may be selected from other programs within Flinders University and from other universities in consultation with the course coordinator.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * the program must be completed within 12 consecutive semesters;
        * no topic may be attempted more than twice.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 18 or more units may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

Other programs related to Public Health

This site uses cookies. If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted. See more  |