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Rural and Remote Medicine

18 months
35680 AUD/year
26950 AUD/year
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The Rural and Remote Medicine program from James Cook University equips you with the advanced academic and research expertise to meet the unique challenges faced in rural and remote contexts. 


Study eight core subjects, then choose from a variety of elective subjects that are grouped according to your area of interest. This flexible, 1.5 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) course is studied through a combination of online and block mode study options. The Rural and Remote Medicine program from James Cook University has specialisations available in internal medicine, emergency medicine, paediatrics, mental health and population health.

Career Opportunities 

  • JCU Rural and Remote Medicine graduates have skills that are highly valued in communities across Australia.
  • Graduates pursue careers in health and medicine in rural, remote, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • You could find employment as a rural generalist doctor, nurse, or allied health professional, or as a clinical supervisor, researcher or medical educator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rural or Remote Medicine
  • Rural and Remote Medicine Reflections on Practice
  • Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions
  • Research Methodologies for Health Professionals
  • Communication and Collaboration in Rural and Remote Medicine 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 00117J 

  • AHPRA-registered rural health practitioners; or completed, or be enrolled in, a certified rural medicine or general practice training program; or an approved Australian Medical Council (AMC) accredited medicine program student; or an approved international rural health practitioner

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35680 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    26950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26950 AUD per year during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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