Introduction to research at the Rural Clinical School
The Rural Clinical School (RCS) works both independently and collaboratively with a number of organisations on research and other joint projects. Funding for these projects is often multi-streamed and joint positions are sometimes created to foster closer synergies between organisations with common goals.
Faculty of Health Academic Rural Health Portfolio
In particular, the Faculty of Health has created an academic rural health portfolio to provide a focus for its rural health education, health professional support and research activities. This is encouraging better integration and resource sharing between the three externally-funded rural health programs with the University of Tasmania – the Department of Health (DoH) Rural Clinical Schools Program, the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) and the Rural Undergraduate Support and Coordination program (RUSC) – and with researchers throughout the University and in other organisations.