School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care

Teaching and Learning


  1. To achieve and maintain teaching excellence through quality improvement, evaluation of learning outcomes, and monitoring and review of teaching programs.
  2. To collaborate with other institutions and communities in the delivery of teaching programs.
  3. To be an advocate for the School in the design and development of the curriculum.
  4. To offer equitable access to teaching and educational opportunities.
  5. To continually develop and deliver an innovative curriculum based on the highest standard of current knowledge.
  6. To promote teaching and learning about Indigenous culture, history and health.
  7. To develop strategies to ensure the sustainability and quality of preceptors and supervisors and to enhance the quality of their teaching.
  8. Where possible, to promote rural/regional based teaching and learning.


  1. Recruit and retain academics committed to quality improvement, monitoring, review and evaluation of outcomes.
  2. Develop strategies to facilitate intra-school collaboration in teaching and learning which may include guest lectures, team teaching, common units.
  3. Staff to act as advocates for all areas in SPARHC for appropriate changes in the medical and dental curricula.
  4. Secure adequate resources to ensure that Indigenous health teaching and learning is done in partnership with and where possible led by Indigenous people.
  5. Increase academic support to preceptors and supervisors by providing access to and greater support for training in areas of expertise.
  6. Build partnerships with key organisations (for example, health services and divisions) to provide greater support and training for preceptors and supervisors.
  7. Develop more comprehensive professional development of medical and dental preceptors and supervisors.
  8. Mentoring of junior or early career lecturing staff by experienced educators within SPARHC and ensuring they receive training and support in educational delivery.
  9. Establish an equitable system of sharing teaching across the components of the school by ensuring that the allocation of resources recognises the teaching roles.
  10. Promote regional awareness of and access to academic programs.
  11. Develop appropriate incentives to promote regionalised teaching and learning.
  12. Collaborate with health service education providers.
  13. Develop innovative and appropriate training courses in areas currently not being provided.
  14. Provide well-structured and appropriate educational and continuing professional development through strategies such as access to videoconferencing and broadband facilities, seminars and other educational events.
  15. Provide appropriate educational and professional development opportunities for School staff.
  16. Establish a Teaching and Learning Committee with representatives from all units of the School.

Strategic Partnerships

  1. Foster and develop existing partnerships with the federal Department of Health and Aging, the WA Department of Health, the Divisions of General Practice, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, Notre Dame University, MetroMedic, the respective colleges, professional organisations such as the AMA, ADA, RDAWA, AIDA and vocational training providers.
  2. Foster effective partnerships with regional education and training units and providers in primary health care.
  3. Foster partnerships with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to provide a high-quality rural learning environment and – through involvement in educational programs – to improve the quality of service by rural health professionals.

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