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OT5200 - Advanced Practice within the Rural and Remote Context

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
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.

You will expand your understanding of the rural and remote context in which you work and how it impacts on the health service you provide to your community. You will learn how to adapt service delivery strategies relevant to rural and remote health and community practice to optimise services for the communities in which you serve.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the characteristics, needs and priorities that impact on people's health and well- being in rural/remote communities;
  • evaluate the suitability of a rural service delivery strategy for adoption by health service providers;
  • design solutions for current inequities in health service delivery for rural/remote communities, using service delivery strategies.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% inclusive of any penalties applied.

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 10-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Trish Wielandt, Assoc. Professor Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 14 hours online activity - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.