Course and Subject Handbook Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

Handbook year

2020

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

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

OT5200:03 Advanced Practice Within the Rural and Remote Context

NS5342:03 Principles of Education for the Health Professional

Plus

Select 6 credit points from List 1

Plus

Select one of the Options listed below

List 1

HLN707:03 Research Methods in Health (QUT)

NS5341:03 Business and Finance for the Health Manager

RH5200:03 Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs or PUN017:03 Health Planning and Evaluation (QUT)

Options

Option A – Credentialed Diabetes Educator

HS5381:03 Health Education and Self Management

NS5380:03 Foundations of Clinical Diabetes

NS5382:03 Applied Clinical Diabetes Education

NS5383:03 Diabetes Education Professional Practice

Option B – Dietetics

Select 9 credit points from List 2

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 2 or List 3

Option C – Occupational Therapy

Select 9 credit points from List 4

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 3 or List 4

Option D – Pharmacy

Select 9 credit points from List 5 or outbound cross institutional study subject/s as approved by the Course Coordinator

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 3 or List 5

Option E – Physiotherapy

Select 9 credit points from List 6

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 3 or List 6

Option F – Podiatry

Select 9 credit points from List 7

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 3 or List 7

Option G – Podiatry Prescribing

CSN500:06 Podiatric Therapeutics 1 (QUT)

CSN501:06 Podiatric Therapeutics 2 (QUT)

Option H – Speech Pathology

Select 9 credit points from List 8

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 3 or List 8

Option I – Psychology

Select 9 credit points from List 3

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 3 or List 9

Option J –Social Work

Select 9 credit points from List 3

Plus

Select 3 credit points from List 3 or List 9

List 2

HS5381:03 Health Education and Self Management

NS5367:03 Advanced Topics in Dietetics Practice

NS5380:03 Foundations of Clinical Diabetes

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions or HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for Health Professionals

List 3

HLN707:03 Research Methods in Health (QUT)

NS5341:03 Business and Finance for the Health Manager

PS5109:03 Ergonomics

RH5200:03 Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice

TM5513:03 Public Health Managementor or PUN210:03 Contemporary Health Management (QUT)

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programsor or PUN017:03 Health Planning and Evaluation (QUT)

List 4

HS5111:03 Alcohol and Other Drugs

HS5112:03 Trauma and Crisis Management

OT5005:03 Advanced Topics in Clinical Practice

OT5201:03 Advanced Mental Health Practice

OT5202:03 Cultural Competency Principles in Australian Healthcare Practice

RH5201:03 Rehabilitation for Disability Across the Lifespan

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions or HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for Health Professionals

RH5206:03 Assistive Technology Strategies to Enable Personal Autonomy

List 5

NS5380:03 Foundations of Clinical Diabetes

PC5520:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Pharmacovigilance

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions or HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for  Health Professionals

List 6

PS5101:03 Clinical Expert Updates for Physiotherapy

PS5108:03 Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice

RH5201:03 Rehabilitation for Disability Across the Lifespan

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditionsor or HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for  Health Professionals

List 7

HS5381:03 Health Education and Self Management

NS5380:03 Foundations of Clinical Diabetes

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions or HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for  Health Professionals

RH5800:03 Advanced Topics in Podiatric Practice

List 8

RH5201:03 Rehabilitation for Disability Across the Lifespan

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions or HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for  Health Professionals

SL5200:03 Advanced Practice in Dysphagia

SL5201:03 Advanced Practice in Adult Speech Pathology

SL5202:03 Advanced Practice in Paediatric Speech Pathology

List 9

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

HS5111:03 Alcohol and Other Drugs

HS5112:03 Trauma and Crisis Management

OT5201:03 Advanced Mental Health Practice

RH5201:03 Rehabilitation for Disability Across the Lifespan

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions or HLN004:03 Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (QUT)

RH5205:03 Palliative Care for Health Professionals

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville (Mixed)

Some subjects may require 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.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

9 credit points

Currency

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

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit 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