The Master of Rural Medicine provides an academic structure to support training towards the specialty qualification of general practice (including rural medicine). Current programs to support this training are funded by the Commonwealth with limited positions available exceeded by demand, and directly through the specialty Colleges (of General Practice and Rural Medicine) with limited structured academic support.

This program involves the development of high levels of research knowledge and skills to enable graduates to analyse evidence, determine the applicability of evidence to practice, generate critical questions and conduct research. Graduates will contribute to the development of best practice through the acquisition and generation of research that supports evidenced-based general practice including rural medicine.

Accredited by RACGP for QI &CPD Points - new program designed for Australian General Practice

Provides an academic framework to support:

  • Training towards RACGP fellowship
  • Research in Australian General Practice
  • Consolidation and extension of knowledge for QI & CPD

Flexible Online Delivery Suited to:

  • GP Experience Pathway (meets all the mandatory RACGP curriculum requirements)
  • AGPT registrars seeking more structured teaching
  • Fellows or Registrars with an interest in research in primary care

Course content and Learning Outcomes - Mapped to RACGP Curriculum

  • Understanding the Australian Healthcare System
  • Preventative Care in General Practice
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Women’s Health
  • Paediatrics in GP
  • Foundations of research inquiry
  • Rural practice based research project
  • Advanced skill specialisation

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