A required rural health module increases students' interest in rural health careers

Dawn DeWitt, Jennifer Critchley, Munir Ahmed Khan, Siaw-Teng Liaw

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The Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has funded University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) to facilitate student placements with the goal of encouraging students to choose rural health practice. The objective of this article is twofold: first, to report student feedback regarding The University of Melbourne-UDRH required 4-week Rural Health Module based in Shepparton, Victoria, at the School of Rural Health, with placements in communities in rural northeast Victoria; and second, to identify students attitudes about practising in rural areas at the completion of the course. Student evaluations conducted at the completion of the program were analysed utilising both quantitative and qualitative survey questions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 9
Number of pages9
JournalRural and Remote Health
Issue number688
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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