Healthcare in Rural and Regional Australia (HEASP3021)

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of primary health care and public health in the rural and remote Australian context. Students will gain an understanding of the nature of rural society and how these societies have changed over time, including the influences of economy, environment, geography and cultural diversity. Demography and demographic change and its impact on rural society and life will be discussed and the health status and factor that influence the health of rural and remote Australians will be presented, including the health of Indigenous Australian peoples. The impact of Australian history upon Indigenous peoples will be introduced. Students will be introduced to the concept of cultural safety which includes basic communication principles for effective engagement with Indigenous Australian clients. Different models of primary health care service planning and delivery will be presented. Concepts for inter professional teamwork practice will be introduced. Students will gain an understanding of policies affecting rural health as well as learning about the role of health professionals in work in rural and remote areas and the issues that they face. This course modules maybe co-taught with NHPHS 2401.

For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 180kB).

Credit point 15
EFTSL 0.125
Band 2

Commonwealth supported place

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2023 contribution amount - commencing student* $1,037
2023 contribution amount - grandfathered student* $1,037

* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.

Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount

Domestic full fee paying

Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the subject fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. Please visit student fees website to find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule

International full fee paying

International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the subject fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. Please visit student fees website to find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule

Semester census dates

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Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer semester
Semesters Calendar
31 March 2023
15 August 2023
10 December 2023
Trimester Calendar
31 March 2023
15 August 2023
10 December 2023