What is the Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program?
The RHCE Stream One program awards both individual and project grants. Individual grants assist specialists with accessing existing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. Project grants develop and deliver CPD activities for specialists and multi-disciplinary teams.
The Department of Health funded the RHCE Program. Visit www.ruralspecialist.org.au for more information about the Program, including the contributions of other Colleges
How do I get funding for a project?
Funds for projects and individual activities are available to Fellows via the RACP during funding rounds. Contact the RHCE Liaison Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The RACP has been successful in receiving funding for eleven projects and has partnered with other Colleges to create resources.
Current RHCE Projects
This project will deliver two “hands on” workshops giving participants opportunities to test telehealth technologies. An online guide of software and hardware providers will also be produced.
Treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF) in rural and remote Australia
This project will adapt existing guidelines for CHF management and care to meet the unique challenges of rural locations, then hold workshops and create train-the-trainer materials.
Remote peer practice review for rural rehabilitation Physicians
We aim to develop and trial a model for conducting practice reviews remotely using videoconferencing and online tools.
Completed RHCE projects
This module focuses on smoking cessation for patients with complex disorders, based on a series of case studies.
This four-module online course covers cultural awareness in health care delivery and in understanding the role of cultural and socio-economic determinants in health outcomes.
This six-module online course focuses on the common health problems found in the adult and paediatric Indigenous population.
This series of online modules discusses a range of topics with a focus on health management in rural settings.
This online module provides a ‘train the trainer’ approach to addressing the problem of the critically obstructed airway.
This series of three modules focuses on cardiovascular disease and healthcare in Indigenous rural and remote communities.
This project consisted of two videoconferences, a workshop and three presentations on the current work and future possibilities of telerehabilitation.
This project used simulation and the theme of the deteriorating patient to develop skills and training capacity in rural and remote multi-professional teams.
With the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
These modules provide professional development in recognising your cultural expectations, and those of others, with a focus on intercultural skills, cultural competency and cultural safety.
This project provided support for fifteen rural centres as well as individual surgeons to collect and analyse audit data in key group procedures using an electronic data collection program.
With the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
A series of six online modules on communication and management, including internal and external communication, feedback and essentials of management.
For further information on any of the above projects, you can email the RHCE Liaison Officer at email@example.com