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Course overview

This inter-disciplinary course of study will engage with doctors and health professionals working in rural areas. It will address the unique challenges in delivering a high quality health service to people living in rural communities.

October 2018
  • Guildhall
1 Year

Why Study Rural Health with us?

This course will respond to doctors and health professional colleagues seeking to develop their understanding, and find solutions to the specific challenges of serving a rural population. The course engages with the substantial and unique experience of delivering health care in rural areas, and will relate to the specific identities of each student’s practice, facilitating a bespoke course of study.

Although an advanced course in rural health and medicine, the course equally facilitates a bespoke approach to learning, allowing for practitioners to critically consider their own practice. This course will also be multi and inter-disciplinary, reflecting the primary care services provided by a range of health care professionals. Importantly, it will be respectful of the unique attributes of each profession, and for all students to be valued.

Critical to the delivery of the course is University Centre Shrewsbury, situated in one of the most rural counties in England, there is a determination to address the very significant rural health concerns evident in Shropshire and beyond.



Guildhall is nestled on the banks of the River Severn, and only a short walk from the winding streets of Shrewsbury.
First constructed in 2004, and renovated for the arrival of University Centre Shrewsbury in 2015, the Guildhall building is used as the main centre for teaching and learning and offers fresh, modern and open spaces for students to enjoy.
The building boasts brand-new computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories, a spacious library, as well as a student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café.