Master of Remote and Indigenous Health

Centre for Remote Health

Mt Liebig CommunityAbout this Course
This Flinders University Award Course is designed for experienced health professionals to advance their knowledge of Remote Health. Core topics provide theoretical knowledge of the social determinants of health and Primary Health Care based initiatives. Underpinning the core study program is an inter-professional framework for practice that is transferable across contexts.

Study Program
The course consists of 12 topics (54 units), usually undertaken externally over 3 years on a part- time external basis. Some topics have an intensive workshop component held in Alice Springs.

All students study 8 core topics:

  • Context of Remote and Indigenous Health (4.5 units) *
  • Remote and Indigenous Primary Health Care (4.5 units)
  • Public Health Principles for Remote and Indigenous Practice (4.5 units)
  • Research and Evidence Based Decision Making (4.5 units)
  • Ethics, Power and Practice (4.5 units)
  • Research and Evaluation for Remote and Indigenous Health (4.5 units)
  • Remote Health Services: Strategic Management (4.5 units)
  • Remote and Indigenous Research Project (4.5 units)

* includes compulsory workshop in the Northern Territory

The remaining 4 topics are electives offered from various specialty areas:

Speciality Streams
Available specialty streams include:

Ageing and Disability
Allied Health

For more information relating to specialty streams and elective topics see: 


Entry Requirements

Additional Requirements for: 

Nursing Stream

  • Minimum of one year post-registration experience and
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse with no restrictions on practice

Medical Stream

  • Concurrent enrolment in the Flinders University, Doctor of Medicine or
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Medical Practitioner

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.


How to apply Applications for the Remote Health Practice Program are made through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) website:
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More Details For detailed information on the program of study, topic descriptions and entry requirements see our postgraduate courses page via: 
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