There may be specific topics that you would like the student to read prior to coming to placement.  Make the student aware of these topics prior to placement so they can prepare.

The National Rural Health Alliance has published a number of fact sheets about issues relating to health and living in rural and remote areas (e.g. Eye and Vision in Rural Australia, Rural Schooling, Physical Activity in Rural Australia).  The fact sheets are two pages long, easy to read and will help your student consider the issue in a rural context.

The Rural Health Education Foundation is an independent, not for profit organisation that delivers free health care education for healthcare teams in rural and remote areas.  The website has a number of resources that the student can watch online, free DVDs that you can order (e.g. All Ears: Healthy Hearing in Indigenous Communities), and ‘learning guides’ that accompany some of the programs.


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