Master of Remote and Indigenous Health
Centre for Remote Health
The Master of Remote and Indigenous Health is designed for experienced health professionals to advance their knowledge of the discipline of Remote Health. Core topics provide theoretical knowledge for understanding social determinants of health and illness and implementing Primary Health Care based initiatives to improve health outcomes. Underpinning the core study program is an inter-professional framework for practice that is transferable across contexts, but acknowledges specific issues relating to colonization.

The Master of Remote and Indigenous Health is offered by Flinders University and 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.

This Award articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice and the Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.
Students who hold the graduate certificate or the graduate diploma are granted credit for topics already taken.

How to Apply
Applications for the Remote Health Practice Program are made through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) website:

Study Program
You will 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: Organisation, Resources and Workforce (4.5 units)
  • Remote and Indigenous Research Dissertation (4.5 units)

You must also select 3 elective topics available from various specialty areas:

Ageing and Disability
Allied Health
Remote Child Protection

Further Information
More detailed information on the program of study, topic descriptions and entry requirements can be found on the Flinders University Website:

To discuss your study options contact:
(08)8951 4700
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Alice Springs Campus Location

Flinders University

Charles Darwin University