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Curtin Medical School Rural Health Campus – Kalgoorlie

Project overview

Construction of the Curtin Medical School Rural Health Campus in Kalgoorlie commenced in December 2020 and was completed in June 2021. Curtin Medical School received $1.3m in funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program to create these facilities to support the rural clinical training for medical students. The program has enabled Curtin to join a consortium of Western Australian universities who fulfill the requirement of 25% of students to spend at least one academic year in a rural setting through the Rural Clinical School (RCS) of WA.

Selected spaces within Buildings 701 and 703 at Curtin’s Kalgoorlie Campus have been redesigned and refurbished.

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Project features

  • Refurbishment and upgrade of underutilised spaces in B701 into two classrooms for use by Curtin Medical School students, WA School of Mines students, and students from a range of Health Science programs. The spaces will also be used by partner organisations to provide training and accreditation programs for health professionals in the Goldfields
  • Upgrade and reconfiguration of B703 to create specialist medical teaching spaces including a Simulation Lab and four OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) rooms
  • Upgrade existing AV / IT systems to facilitate remote learning
  • Replacement and upgrade of essential infrastructure
  • Improvements to the central external courtyard landscape
  • Improvements to external entry allowing for compliant Universal Access
Artistic impression of the project Yarning Circle

Project benefits

This project represents a strategic opportunity to establish a multi-disciplinary training facility on Kalgoorlie Campus, leveraging the University’s presence in the Goldfield’s region. The upgraded spaces will accommodate Curtin Medical School Rural Training Coordination staff and provide space for research, learning and teaching, for medical, nursing and allied health students.

With its focus on rural and remote medical practice across all five years of learning, the Curtin Medical School curriculum will benefit from the development of this Rural Health Campus in Kalgoorlie and Curtin’s engagement in the Rural Clinical School of WA program.

Artistic impression of the project Yarning Circle