Master of Rural and Remote Medicine (thesis and coursework)
The Master of Rural and Remote Medicine is a broad-based degree course for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching or research focused on rural and remote medicine. As rural and remote medicine is a generalist discipline the range of research topics is very wide, from large-scale epidemiological studies to educational and qualitative or clinical studies.
- Course title
- Master of Rural and Remote Medicine (thesis and coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by thesis and coursework
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Denese Playford
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (12 points):
|S1, S2||RMED5802||Philosophy of Rural and Remote Medicine|
|S1, S2||RMED5803||Principles of Clinical Teaching and Learning (Rural)|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
|S1||RMED5801||Rural Clinical Education Practice|
|S1, S2||RMED5804||Research Methods for Rural Medicine|
|S1, S2||RMED5805||Special Topics in Rural and Remote Medicine—Communication|
|S1, S2||RMED5806||Special Topics in Rural and Remote Medicine—Clinical|
Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:
|S1, S2||RMED5901||Thesis Research (full-time) (48 points)|
|S1, S2||RMED5902||Thesis Research (part-time) (48 points)|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
B. a level of prior professional rural experience which, in the opinion of the Faculty, would enable the applicant to complete the course;
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 90220 Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine (24 points)
- 90680 Master of Rural and Remote Medicine (72 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Rural and Remote Medicine course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
14. Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, permits otherwise, a student must enrol in units to the value of at least 24 points in any year of enrolment.
15. For students other than those admitted under Rule 4(b), credit granted for work completed as part of an approved course at this or another recognised tertiary institution will not exceed 24 points.
Thesis submission and examination
1 This is subject to the postgraduate fees policy.
2 The Graduate Research School administers the examination and classification of the thesis.