Welcome to RHINO

The National Rural Health Student Network

Welcome to Rural Health in the Northern Outback (Club RHINO)! We are the the student rural health club for James Cook University and Central Queensland University. It is our aim to promote rural issues and opportunities within the disciplines of medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, pharmacy, biomedicine and paramedic science in North Queensland.

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Rural Health In Northern Outback
James Cook University – Cairns, Townsville, Mackay
Central Queensland University – Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Emerald
RHINO was founded in August 2000
RHINO aims to promote rural health issues and opportunities within the disciplines of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotheraphy, Speech Pathology, Biomedicine and Paramedic Science. We have a strong and deep passion for Indigenous and Cultural aspects within healthcare across this region and beyond.

RHINO provides many rewarding activities for its members which are both fun and educational – these include trips to rural locations across Northern Queensland, guest speakers from around Australia (and the world), skills nights, social events, conference attendance and heaps more!

We look forward to your support in 2021 across our three campus sites of Cairns, Townsville and Mackay!

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  • RDAQ 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 06/12/2019 Doctors and health professionals throughout rural and regional Queensland are invited to join ...

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By becoming a member of your Rural Health Club, you are also a member of the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN).

The NRHSN represents the future of rural health in Australia. It has more than 9,000 members who belong to 29 university Rural Health Clubs from all states and territories.

It is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health, encouraging them to pursue rural health careers.

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