Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs

Centre for Remote Health (CRH) is a joint University Department of Rural Health of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University. It is located primarily in Alice Springs with satellite campuses in Katherine and Darwin, and covers the Northern Territory and the cross border regions of Western Australia (the Ngaanyatjara Lands) and South Australia (the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands). The CRH aims to improve the health of the population living in central Australia, particularly those living in remote areas and Indigenous Australians. CRH staff are involved in a variety of research and educational projects and collaborations. CRH has a number of apartments available for student use at supplemented rates.

The CRH RPLO’s roles include:

  • co-ordinating pharmacy student placements at the various pharmacies in Alice Springs.
  • facilitating community visits with Remote Health Care teams.
  • providing orientation to Alice Springs and some of the experiences/challenges students will likely encounter.
  • providing educational sessions together with pharmacy interns and/or medical students.
  • providing advice on social events and what to do while in Alice Springs.

This CRH supports clinical placements from; Charles Darwin University, Canberra University, University of New England, University of South Australia, James Cook University and the University of Tasmania. Placements are a minimum of 2 weeks. CRH runs ‘Introduction to living in the Central Australian Context’ orientation days free of charge for students. CRH has bicycles for student use.

Supporting rural pharmacy education and practice in Australia