GP Rural Short Course - General Radiography: Introduction to the Principles and Practice 2023


General Radiography: Introduction to the Principles and Practice

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - GP Rural Short Course

A distributed learning program for general practitioners practicing in rural areas with a need for a local GP provided X-ray service.

Approved by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for Professional Development and Procedural Grant.

Course structure

The course takes the form of a series of seven distributed (self-learning) modules and a two-day hands-on workshop Northeast Health Wangaratta. Course materials will be available online and also posted four weeks prior to the workshop.

Workshop dates in 2023

Saturday 9 September to Sunday 10 September
Northeast Health Wangaratta
35-47 Green St, Wangaratta, VIC 3677


Registrants will complete a GP Clinical Radiography Record Book and practical decision-making exercises after the workshop. In addition, registrants will sit a short open-book exam prior to completion of the course. NB: Assessment will be completed off-campus, in your home region.

Course materials

The course package comprises of:

  • course notes divided into seven modules (online) 
  • reject radiographic images (online)
  • radiographic anatomy and pathology images (online)
  • the GP Clinical Radiography Record Book. (online)
  • the text book Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide by Nigel Raby, Laurence Berman, Gerald de Lacey, second edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders, 2005.

Course recognition

The course is:

  • recognised for the purpose of awarding Use Licence for general practitioners in Victoria
  • recognised by ACRRM for QA and CME and
  • recognised by RACGP for CPD points and a two day grant in emergency medicine

Admission criteria and fees

Applicants must be general practitioners practicing in rural areas with an RRMA two to seven.

Course fees: A$2800

NB: General practitioners in RRMA three to seven, Victoria, can apply for a registration fee subsidy through the Department of Human Services. This will be a 50 percent or 70 percent subsidy depending on whether there is support from the local health service or division. Please see the following link for further details:

NB: General practitioners in other states may be eligible for similar subsidies. Please see the relevant link below for further details:

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Contact NameDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Contact Phone 03 9902 4041
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