The Riverland is home to Flinders University’s undergraduate nursing degree and the first Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) program run by Flinders Rural Health SA.
The School of Nursing & Midwifery 's campus at Renmark offers the unique opportunity to study a full three-year nursing degree while living and working in a vibrant, diverse, rural community. The program has an identical structure to the degree run in Adelaide, including access to a state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory.
Third year Doctor of Medicine (MD) students undertake the 12-month PRCC program based in medical practices in Barmera, Berri, Loxton, Renmark and Waikerie. The Riverland PRCC was established in 1997 as the first full-year rural placement of the Flinders medical program.
Each year, more than 200 additional Flinders nursing, allied health and fourth-year medical students visit the Riverland to undertake shorter clinical placements at hospital and health services throughout the region.
Flinders Rural Health SA's main administration centre is in the grounds of the Renmark & Paringa Hospital.
Teaching facilities at this location include a library, 24-hour access computer laboratory, classrooms, clinical simulation facilities and student common rooms.
People at this campus
- Mrs Tori Brown - Team Leader, Student Support
- Mrs Jess Judge - Administrative Assistant, Student Support
- Mr David McNaughton - ICT and Infrastructure Officer
- Mrs Cathy Roberts - Administrative Assistant
- Ms Elspeth Radford - Administration Assistant (acting)
- Mrs Sandra Crockett - Lecturer, Rural Clinical Education & Interprofessional Education
- Professor Jennene Greenhill - Associate Dean, Flinders RHSA
- Mrs Rachel Hampshire - Lecturer, Rural Clinical Education & Interprofessional Education
- Dr Vivian Isaac - Senior Lecturer, Rural Mental Health
- Mr Abraham Kuot - Research Assistant (casual)
- Ms Donna Quinn - Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
- Associate Professor David Rosenthal
Read the list of regional activities that Flinders Rural Health SA and rural students are involved in.
Dr James McLeod was a PRCC student in the Riverland in 2008 based at Renmark Medical Clinic.
He is now a resident GP at this clinic and has developed specialty interested in emergency medicine, skin surgery and anaesthetics.
James lives in Renmark with his wife and two daughters. His spare time is spent enjoying a ‘spot of fishing’ on the iconic River Murray.