About Us

Julian Wright

Welcome to the Department of Rural Health

Professor Julian Wright

Our Department provides professional health education and research training in a rural context. Based at Shepparton in the Goulburn Valley, we have major nodes at Ballarat and Wangaratta and associations with nearly 40 smaller towns in rural Victoria.

"Excellence and equity in Rural Health through education, research and engagement"

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Department of Rural Health Brochure

Read through our brochure to discover more about what we do within the Department.

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Shepparton Campus

Doctor of Medicine (Rural Pathway)

The construction of new accommodation, learning and teaching infrastructure at the Department of Rural Health facilities in Shepparton.

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Place of knowledge by Chris Thorne

University Department of Rural Health

The work of the UDRH focuses on Student Placements, Aboriginal Health and Research. We work with local health services and communities across northeast Victoria and the Grampians region to expand the health workforce, increase access to services for consumers and improve quality of care.

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Going Rural Health

Need help with your Rural Clinical Placement?

Training and accommodation resources for students completing a regional placement.

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Goulburn Valley Regional Training Hub

The Goulburn Valley Regional Training Hub is a Commonwealth Funded program managed by the Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne.

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Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health

The vision of the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH) is that all rural Victorians have access to quality sexual health care, information and support that is tailored to their individual needs.

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Annual reports

Our annual reports detail major activities of the Department of Rural Health for the year. Annual reports from recent years are available here.

Annual reports

Diversity and Inclusion

The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.

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