Evaluation of the University Departments of Rural Health Program and the Rural Clinical Schools Program

UDRH Site Profile: Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health

Page last updated: 2009

Site Detail42

Name and address of main site

Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health
100 Joan St
(PO Box 2572)
Mt Isa QLD 4825

Number and location of additional sites (with office space, personnel)

No other sites with office space and personnel43

Mission statement

To improve and promote the standing of rural and remote health, and to develop a centre of excellence in rural and remote health through multi-disciplinary education training and research

Start date


Total staffing numbers


Student Numbers

1-2 w Under

2+w Under

1-2 w Post

2+w Post



2008 (Jan-June)


Capital works facilities as at July 2008

Mt Isa

  • Main facility
    • 1 computer lab
    • 50-60 seat lecture room
    • Video-conferencing and tele-conferencing facilities, satellite broadcast receiving facilities
    • Procedural skills laboratory for the training of health professional and students in procedural and emergency skills, including a SimMan and APLS Mannequin
  • Yacca Library: training in literature searches and evidence based medicine, on-line resource access provided
  • Tarabada House: 40 seat lecture theatre
  • Student accomodation: 20 room accomodation block, three 3 bedroom units, eight 2 bedroom flats.
  • Staff accomodation: two 3 bedroom houses

Main areas of research interest

  • Indigenous health
  • Population health
  • Rural workforce development
  • Mental health
  • Physician assistants

42Data and information provided by the UDRH, as at August 2008, unless otherwise specified
43Medical training placements at Cloncurry, Longreach, Mornington Island, Normanton, Boulia, Camooweal
44Figures sourced from 2007 six-monthly reports