Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences Rural Health Academic Centre


Welcome to the Mothers and Fathers Research Project

Exploring the emotions, feelings and experiences of rural mothers and fathers during pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenthood.
Project leads: Dr Helen Haines, Dr. Lena Cross & Dr Julie Pallant

Click on this image for the Mothers Survey

Click on this image for the Fathers Survey



Consider the Rural Clinical School

Combine study in Melbourne with clinical training in regional Victoria and open a world of health career opportunities.
Special entry and access scholarships schemes for people who’ve gone to school in the country through the Access Melbourne Program.

Your future career in health begins now...

Welcome to the Rural Clinical School (Presentation)

Doctor of Medicine, Rural Clinical School

Moovin Health Guide to Considering the RCS

Students Perspective – Maree De Jong

Maree De Jong - Following her dream
Harry Hill - Reeping the rewards

Evidence of great Clinical Experiences for Rural Clinical School Stude






2015 Research Skills Workshop programme coming soon




Rural Health Academic Centre Shepparton

Presentations from the seminar below:

Enhancing Quality of Life with a personalised MP3 Program
- Ben Gatehouse

Dementia Pathway Online Tool for GP’s and practice nurses
- Carolyn Gargiulo

Hume Region Dementia Project - Matt Gill

For information regarding
Best Care for older people everywhere: The toolkit
please contact: Marie Marotta, marie.marotta@health.vic.gov.au


Reducing antipsychotic use in residential aged care
- Ervin K, Finlayson SE, Cross M.


Specialist Certificate in Rural Paediatric Practice.

Developed by The University of Melbourne and the Rural Health Academic Centre,
in collaboration with Echuca Regional Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne).

The Specialist Certificate in Rural Paediatric Practice is an academic and clinical education Masters level training program. It provides an opportunity for the health professional to develop a comprehensive knowledge and skills base to facilitate generalist or paediatric practice for rural health professionals working in rural or remote areas.

The Specialist Certificate will be run year-long. Please click here to download flyer.

For further information about the course, including scholarship opportunities, please visit www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/ruralpaediatricpractice