The Graduate Diploma in Rural Generalism enhances rural generalist medical training by providing additional clinical and research skills to postgraduate doctors entering rural practice.
You will build on and integrate skills through online and face to face teaching over a one year FTE (full-time equivalent) program.
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The program will enable you to examine current rural health policy, develop models of care that support a rural generalist approach and become skilled in managing undifferentiated, common and emergency clinical presentations in rural settings.
You will also be introduced to research skills that will assist research in their rural communities.
Fees and delivery
This course is only available to domestic students. Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
The course will seek to be recognised by both The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) as contributing to aspects of their fellowship training programs for vocational registration.
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Graduates can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Doctor in a rural setting
General Practitioners diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.