Course

Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism)

Approved Abbreviation: MMed(RurGen)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4760.1

AQF Level: 9

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2019 or later.

The Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism) aims to enhance rural generalist medical training by providing additional clinical and research skills to post graduate doctors entering rural practice. Students will build on and integrate skills through online and face to face teaching over a two-year program. The program will enable students 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. They will also become proficient in research skills enabling ongoing research in their rural communities.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time. One and a half years full time or three years part-time; And one year full time or two years part-tme pathways are also available, depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Course Structure below).

Course Advice

NameEmail
Sandra Mendels.mendel@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Admission

There are three entry points for the Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism):

1 - Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism) 2 year Pathway (160 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in science, health, nursing or midwifery.

2 - Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism) 1.5 year Pathway (120 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in medicine and have AHPRA general registration as a medical practitioner.

3 - Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism) 1 year Pathway (80 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in medicine and AHPRA general registration as a medical practitioner And

Hold FACRRM or FRACGP +FARGP; OR; a minimum 7 years’ full time equivalent professional experience in rural/remote health.

Applicants entering at 80 & 120 credit point level must supply a certified copy of their medical degree and current medical registration.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

If you hold overseas qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Refer to Western Sydney’s English language proficiency requirements on UAC’s website.

https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students entering at the 80 or 120 credit point level must supply a certified copy of their medical degree and current APHRA general registration. All students will require evidence of successful completion of an accredited Advanced Adult Life Support certificate before enrolling in Unit 401271 Critical Care: Skills and Practice.

Course Structure

A4044Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism) - 2 year pathway
A4045Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism) - 1.5 year pathway
A4046Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism) - 1 year pathway


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