The Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism) aims to enhance rural generalist medical training by providing additional clinical and research skills to postgraduate doctors entering rural practice.
This course is not available in 2021. However, if Medicine is your passion, you should apply for one of our related Medicine degrees.
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You will build on and integrate skills through online and face-to-face teaching over a two-year program.
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 become proficient in research skills, enabling ongoing research in rural communities.
Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in science, health, nursing or midwifery.
The Rural Generalism curriculum has been acknowledged by both General Practice Colleges (RACGP and ACRRM) and is recognised as a training component for General Practice training pathway and ultimately Fellowship.
Fees and delivery
This course is only available to domestic students. Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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Graduates will have career opportunities as a Rural Generalist to serve the health needs of rural and remote Australia in both community practice and rural hospital facilities.
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.