Case study 1.2: James Cook University School of Medicine, Australia

Larkins, Sarah, Murray, Richard, Sen Gupta, Tarun, Ross, Simone, and Preston, Robyn (2016) Case study 1.2: James Cook University School of Medicine, Australia. In: Bin Abdulrahman, Khalid A., Mennin, Stewart, Harden, Ronald M., and Kennedy, Catherine, (eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education. Taylor & Francis, New York, NY, USA, pp. 5-7.

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[Extract] The James Cook University School of Medicine (JCU-SOM) (now the College of Medicine and Dentistry) was established in 2000 as the first new Australian medical school in over 20 years and the only school in the northern half of Australia. Northern Australia's population is dispersed over a huge geographical area, with no settlement larger than 200,000 people, and suffers from a maldistribution of health professionals. For example, in 2012, the ratio of doctors to population varied from one medical practitioner for every 246 people in major cities, to 1:425 in outer regional and remote areas (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014b). Health status is in inverse proportion to this (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014a).

Item ID: 42116
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-415-81573-4
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 05:33
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420319 Primary health care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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