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.

This Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine from The University of Western Australia is a broad-based course for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching or research focused on rural and remote medicine.


This course will prepare you for a career in teaching or research focused on rural and remote medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Principles of Clinical Teaching and Learning (Rural)
  • Rural Clinical Education Practice
  • Research Methods for Rural Medicine
  • Special Topics in Rural and Remote Medicine—Communication
  • Special Topics in Rural and Remote Medicine—Clinical

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
  • completed or be undertaking fellowship training in a primary care or equivalent specialty college;
  • a level of professional rural experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
CRICOS: 058921B

Tuition Fee

  • National

    17150 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17150 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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