We are currently conducting an evaluation of the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice, Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice and the Master of Remote and indigenous Health. We are keen to discover the value these courses have had for graduates and how they may be improved. As a graduate we would be grateful if you would consider completing the survey.
Participation in this survey is voluntary. If you do not wish to take part you are not obliged to. By answering the survey questions you have implied consent. Your responses to the survey will be anonymous. This means that we will not be able to remove your data If you decide to take part and later change your mind. Your decision to participate or not will not influence your activity or progress in any current or subsequent Remote Health Practice courses you enrol in.
At the end of the survey you will be invited to be interviewed by phone by a researcher. You will also have the opportunity to go into the draw for a prize (mini iPad or gift card) but for these options you will need to provide your contact details or contact the researchers directly. The qualitative interviews and participating in the prize draw are both entirely voluntary. You are under no obligation to provide your contact details if you do not wish to.
There are no foreseen risks with completing the survey, but if it does cause you any distress you are encouraged to consult with CRANAplus's 'Bush Support Services' or your Employment Assistance Program (EAP). The Bush Support Service is a confidential 24 hour phone debriefing service for all rural and remote health professionals and their families, can be accessed on 1800 805 391.
This research project will be carried out according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct Involving Humans by the National Research Council of Australia and has approval from the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee.