Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Applicants must be registered health practitioners with AHPRA: and
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
24 credit points
Course learning outcomes
The Graduate Diploma of Rural and Remote Medicine enables doctors working in rural and remote Australia to complete a postgraduate qualification to enhance their clinical, academic and research skills. They will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to clinical, academic work and research relating to rural and remote medicine. Graduates will work to foster their practice through professional development and the application of evidence-based practice.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Rural and Remote Medicine will be able to:
HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research
HS5405:03 Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions
MD8001:03 Foundations of Rural and Remote Medicine
MD8002:03 Rural and Remote Medicine Reflections on Practice
TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Select 3 credit points of any postgraduate subjects
Select 6 credit points of level 5 TM; level 5, 6 or 7 HS; or level 8 MD subjects or other combination of postgraduate subjects as agreed by the Course Coordinator
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF RURAL AND REMOTE MEDICINE
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Rural and Remote Medicine and may be granted advanced standing for relevant subjects completed under this course.