Flinders University's presence in the Northern Territory provides a hub for innovative health research, education and workforce development in the NT.
As well as delivering the Flinders NT Medical Program, Flinders co-manages the Centre for Remote Health and manages several initiatives, including the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing in Alice Springs.
Flinders' NT Medical Program provides training to Flinders University and James Cook University medical students.
Students undertaking their Doctor of Medicine studies at Flinders NT recognise and value the contribution that Indigenous knowledge and doctors make to the health of our country, with our Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff leading students to a greater understanding of this heritage.
In line with Flinders' commitment to building the rural and remote health workforce, we also coordinate placement opportunities and support for allied health and interstate medical students. Additionally, through our delivery of innovative clinical placements, medical students in the NT have the opportunity to undertake an entire year or more of study in a remote area.
Curriculum delivery is innovative and uses the latest technologies to ensure quality presentation in a variety of settings - from suburban Adelaide to Nhulunbuy, one of the most remote medical program sites in Australia.
The Centre for Remote Health is a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University located in Alice Springs, with a catchment area incorporating cross-border areas in South Australia and Western Australia.
It is one of a network of University Departments of Rural Health funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing bringing a tertiary education and research presence in the health field to Central Australia - and becoming a focus for joint activity with many health-related organisations in the region.
In addition to its range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development courses, the Centre works in partnership with communities and organisations to enable research to be guided by community knowledge and end-user needs. Through our work, we aim to improve access to services and the health of people in rural and remote areas across Central Australia.
The vision for the Poche Centre of Indigenous Health in Alice Springs is to contribute to the improved health outcomes of Aboriginal people in remote communities through high quality research, education, and training.
The Centre achieves this vision in partnership with Aboriginal communities. It builds on the University’s existing strengths in Central Australia and works to increase the number of Indigenous students in medicine, nursing and other health profession courses, further develop the skills of the non-Indigenous health workforce, lead research into Indigenous health related behaviour, and improve training in cross-cultural communication skills.
Flinders NT also holds responsibility for managing the University's participation in academic leadership and services at the Palmerston GP Super Clinic.
The Super Clinic is run by FCD Health, a not-for-profit joint venture between Flinders University and Charles Darwin University. Working with the NT Government, it offers patient-centred care and a multi-disciplinary approach to health.
The Palmerston GP Super Clinic is a joint initiative between the Australian Government and Northern Territory Government that enhances access to health care services in Palmerston and the surrounding rural area. Infrastructure funding was provided through the Australian Government's GP Super Clinics Program.
Thank you to our partners who work with us across our programs in the Northern Territory.