Discover the many reasons to study with the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health.

The University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Department of Rural Health

Placement information


Why study with us?

Some great reasons to study with the UONDRH:

We offer placements for students in many degrees

This includes medicine, medical radiation science, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, social work and speech pathology.

On-site simulation facilities

Sites are well furnished with state-of-the-art Simulation Labs with experienced staff to teach you new clinical skills.

Interprofessional learning modules

All students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate in opportunities to learn together about common conditions.

Community engagement activities

Student can volunteer to participate in well organised preventative health activities within schools and other

Rural lifestyle

Experience the relaxed lifestyle that is familiar to people who live in rural areas, while also learning about unique health related issues.

Lower student to teacher ratio

You will have closer contact with academic and clinical teaching staff from your discipline.

Better patient access

We have smaller student numbers compared with metro teaching hospitals, which means more opportunities to work with a wide variety of patient presentations.