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HSBH3011: Rural Health

2024 unit information

This unit introduces students to a range of practice and research issues in rural health care. Topics covered include: the nature and variety of rural settings; special populations and cultural safety; rural health needs and access to health services; relevant models of health service delivery; and the rural health workforce and inter-professional practice.

Unit details and rules

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Participation Sciences

Code HSBH3011
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
48 Cred points of units
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and discuss the factors that impact health (the social determinants), and apply these to the health status of rural and remote populations
  • LO2. reflect on the influence of community and cultural contexts in health service delivery, including the concept of cultural safety, what it means, and why it is important for health professionals
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the different types of health services available in rural and remote Australia
  • LO4. identify and describe who the rural and remote health workforce are, what they do, and identify the factors impacting on recruitment and retention of health care workers
  • LO5. reflect on the role of infrastructure and new technologies on health, including telehealth and eHealth in rural areas
  • LO6. reflect on research relevant to rural areas, and identify key areas of research required for the health of rural populations
  • LO7. Discuss and collaborate with others to develop your knowledge of rural health.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Distance education/intensive on campus Remote
Semester 1 2022
Distance education/intensive on campus Remote
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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