Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

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Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

Course code

117506

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline, from this or another university, more than two years prior to admission.

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.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

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

  • Apply advanced 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

CORE SUBJECTS

OT5200:03 Advanced Practice Within the Rural and Remote Context

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of specific subjects from List 1

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specific subjects from List 2

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specific subjects from List 3

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate subject

List 1

HS5106:03 Planning and Evaluation for Primary Health Care

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)

OT5202:03 Cultural Competency Principles in Australian Healthcare Practice

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

TM5526:03 Public Health Economics

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5570:03 Public Health Evaluation

List 2

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)

HS5381:03 Health Promotion for Diabetes

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

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

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

List 3

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

HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

HLN707:03 Research Methods in Health (QUT)

HLN720:03 Clinical Education in Health (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

NS5341:03 Business and Finance for the Health Manager

NS5342:03 Principles of Education for the Health Professional

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

PUN017:03 Health Planning and Evaluation (QUT)

PUN210:03 Contemporary Health Management (QUT)

RH5200:03 Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice

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

TM5513:03 Public Health Management

TM5526:03 Public Health Economics

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5570:03 Public Health Evaluation

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville (External)

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

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

9 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

Approved abbreviation

GDipRurGenPrac

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable

Exit with lesser award

Graduate Certificate of Rural Generalist Practice

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable