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The Rural and Remote International Health course aims to provide an understanding of the current health issues and challenges associated with rural and remote areas with a focus on International settings. The course will appraise on the current healthcare services in rural and remote settings and access to such services compared to their urban counterparts.  Health infrastructure and system challenges for effective delivery of health outcomes will be explored and students will be provided with an opportunity to propose solutions to address the identified problems, specific to rural residents and their communities.

This course is designed to highlight the rural and remote health aspects in an International context and will suit students who would like to understand the rural health systems in low and middle income countries. This will enhance their knowledge of International health and enable to work in international public health settings in an efficient manner. There are no prerequisites for the course and will complement all Master level program currently offered through the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.  

Course delivery

This course is offered in two modes: either face to face (on-campus) and fully online.



School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, Sydney Australia.


Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan

Course Convenor

T: +61 2 9385 3944


Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

To access course outline, please visit:


Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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