Our focus here at the BHUDRH is to establish relevant teaching and support environments for medical, nursing and allied health students who require clinical placement opportunities.
We also actively work to improve the quality of health care for rural Australians by fostering local and regional partnerships, and enhancing national expertise in rural and remote health research and the translation of research into policy and practice.
Our team is spread across the far west region of New South Wales, and we are committed to providing the best educational experiences and supporting pertinent research in order to support the growth and development of rural Australia.
Your placement in Broken hill will be a unique experience and likely to be vastly different from any other professional placement. With that in mind make the most of every opportunity - not only to learn, but also to have fun and enjoy your time out in the Far West.
My time in Broken Hill has been a wonderful learning experience not only clinically but also life experience wise. The community in Broken Hill is friendly and understanding, which makes the experience a lot more enjoyable and comfortable.
Thank you again for everything. This placement was my best yet and has opened my eyes to primary health care, which I really enjoy! I will absolutely be recommending this program to others!
My experience in Broken Hill has been incredible and I have gained so much knowledge about rural practice, enjoyed many exciting outback adventures and made life-long friends. What impacted me most was the kindness, commitment and generosity of the local people and working with them has made my placement experience both rewarding and educational. This is an experience that I will never forget.
I have loved every minute of my placement as a Child and Family Health support worker in Broken Hill. The experience allowed me to develop my social work identity and shown me what it is like to work in a rural setting. I will never forget The Hill, the support and nurture of the people I have met and the red dirt and gorgeous sunsets.
For all its remoteness, Broken Hill has proven to be nothing short of incredible. My social work field education experience in Willyama High School gave me countless learning opportunities, friendships and memories, and provided me a direction in which I would like to see myself professionally in the future.
Thanks to all the nurses and nursing unit managers that made my clinical placement a wonderful and great learning experience. This placement was the second last placement of my nursing degree, and it was the best placement I have ever had.
...It was a great experience I will always remember, not only as a great health placement location, but more so for the wonderful people I met during my stay. Hopefully I will get back to Bourke at some time in the future, either as an OT or on holidays with my family. If you could pass on my thanks to Tara, Alex, Lonnie and all the staff at Community Health Centre for their help and friendship during my visit it would be much appreciated.
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Broken Hill High School year 9 student, Kelsie Mitchell (pictured) was selected this year to become the 10th Broken Hill female student to be one of Australia’s young ambassadors to represent Australia at the United Space School (USS) program in Houston from the 22nd July- 6th August 2018.Read More
The BH Rural Pharmacy Student Placement Program is an innovative learning and teaching program involving Monash, Curtin and University of South Australia. The program runs six to eight weeks for students with an integrated experience in Community Pharmacy, Aged Care and Remote Health.Read More
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