Congratulations to 40 Flinders University students who recently completed Post Graduate studies through the Remote Health Practice Program at the Centre for Remote Health. This is the largest group of graduates of the program in eight years and is a testament to the steady increase in enrolments over the past decade.
Of the 40 graduates, 31 were awarded the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice, while 8 students received the Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice and 1 achieved the Master of Remote and Indigenous Health.
The Remote Health Practice Program aims to improve the health status of populations living in remote Australia by providing appropriate education of the health workforce. Since its inception in 1999, 591 students from a wide variety of professional backgrounds including Nursing, Medical and Allied Health have graduated.
The Centre for Remote Health awards 3 prizes every year to Remote Health Practice Program students for exceptional academic achievements, and in 2017 the following students were chosen for their hard work and commitment to Remote and Indigenous Health.
Centre for Remote Health Prize
Outstanding Masters Graduate, Master of Remote & Indigenous Health
2017 Winner: Beth Hummerston
Healthcare Australia Prize
Most outstanding student in the topic Remote Advanced Nursing Practice
2017 Winner: Kristy Butler
Therapeutics Guidelines Prize
Highest achiever in the topic Chronic Disease in Remote & Indigenous Primary Health Care
2017 Winner: Melanie Mcfarlane