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OT5200 - Advanced Practice within the Rural and Remote Context

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Applicants must have completed an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level qualification. Note: Completion of the subject will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.

This subject will introduce students to the rural and remote context of health professional practice. Topics relevant to the current social, political and economic climate for rural and remote practice will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • locate, analyse and synthesise the available literature to identify current service delivery issues related to practice in a rural and remote context;
  • research, analyse and evaluate theories underpinning current models of service delivery in rural and remote communities;
  • design an evidence based resource for health professionals commencing practice in rural and remote settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (20%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (40%)
  • Develop a resource for new graduates or clinicians commencing rural and remote practice - (40%).

Special Assessment Requirements

In order to pass this subject you must successfully meet the pass criteria within each assessment item and achieve a subject total of 50% or greater to pass the subject, demonstrate completion of all compulsory on-line lectures, and participate in online discussion forums and workshops.

To enrol in this subject students will require the knowledge and skills commensurate with completion of an undergraduate degree in a relevant health discipline.


Study Period 8, External
Census Date 13-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Assoc. Professor Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - Online lectures covering core content
  • 2 hours workshops/Seminars - Forum discussions etc.
  • 120 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.