Course and Subject Handbook 2018 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice [Exit Only]

Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice [Exit Only]

Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice [Exit Only]

Course code


Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)


Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice may be awarded to students exiting the Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice, provided they meet the award requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Not applicable - the course is an exit qualification only.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply specialised rural and remote generalist knowledge and skills to healthcare service delivery with a high level of independence and proficiency.
  • Retrieve, critically evaluate, synthesise and apply established and evolving evidence in order to develop innovative solutions for local healthcare challenges
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership in planning, implementation and evaluation of service development and quality improvement in the local service setting
  • Expertly communicate using high-level oral and written English language
  • Demonstrate high-level responsibility and accountability for professional healthcare practice

Course Structure


OT5200:03 Advanced Practice Within the Rural and Remote Context


Select 9 credit points of specific subjects from List 1

List 1

CSB601:03 Introduction to Clinical Therapeutics for Health (QUT)

CSN500:06 Podiatric Therapeutics 1 (QUT)

CSN501: 06 Podiatric Therapeutics 2 (QUT)

HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

HS5106:03 Planning and Evaluation for Primary Health Care

HS5381:03 Health Promotion for Diabetes

HS5405:03 Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions

HS5406:03 Strategies for Clinical Teaching

HS5409:03 Innovative Teaching in Health Professions

NS5331:03 Effective Clinical Governance

NS5339:03 Leading and Managing in Health or TM5513:03 Public Health Management or PUN210:03 Contemporary Health Management (QUT) or PUN017:03 Health Planning and Evaluation (QUT)

NS5341:03 Business and Finance for the Health Manager

NS5342:03 Principles of Education for the Health Professional or HLN720:03 Clinical Education in Health (QUT)

NS5367:03 Advanced Topics in Dietetics Practice

NS5380:03 Clinical Management of Diabetes

NS5382:03 Applied Diabetes Education and Management

NS5383:03 Diabetes Professional Practice

OT5005:03 Advanced Topics in Clinical Practice

OT5201:03 Advanced Mental Health Practice

OT5202:03 Cultural Competency Principles in Australian Healthcare Practice

PC5005:03 Safety and Quality in Pharmaceutical Practice

PC5513:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 1

PC5514:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 2

PC5518:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 3

PC5520:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Pharmacovigilance

PS5101:03 Clinical Expert Updates for Physiotherapy

PS5108:03 Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice

PS5109:03 Ergonomics

RH5200:03 Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice or HLN707:03 Research Methods in Health (QUT)

RH5201:03 Rehabilitation for Disability Across the Lifespan

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for Health Professionals

RH5206:03 Assistive Technology Strategies to enable personal autonomy

RH5800:03 Advanced Topics in Podiatric Practice

SL5200:03 Advanced Practice in Dysphagia

SL5201:03 Advanced Practice in Adult Speech Pathology

SL5202:03 Advanced Practice in Paediatric Speech Pathology

TM5526:03 Public Health Economics

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5570:03 Public Health Evaluation





Some subjects may require limited face-to-face attendance at the Townsville campus


Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment


Professional accreditation


Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not applicable – this is an exit only degree.

Maximum allowed

Not applicable


Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice

Approved abbreviation


Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable