The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in regional, rural and Indigenous communities.
UONDRH supports students and staff through placements and learning in Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Medical Radiation Science, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Speech Pathology.
Our Research Strategic Directions focus on:
- strengthening a rural workforce
- Indigenous health
- Clinical evidence.
The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program. The RHMT program encourages students of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health professions to pursue a career in rural practice by providing opportunities for students to complete part of their studies in rural locations.
The RHMT also aims to improve the health and wellbeing of regional, rural and Indigenous communities within the New England, North West Slopes and Plains, Upper Hunter Valley, Manning River, and Mid-North Coast regions of NSW. Additionally, it supports continuing professional education and research opportunities for local health professionals.
The UONDRH covers a substantial area in NSW is shown on the map.We support students doing placements across this region in the disciplines of Medicine, Nursing, and a range of Allied Health disciplines.