1 Minogue St, Moura, QLD, 4718, AUSTRALIA

14 Nott St, Moura, QLD, 4718, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital and GP Clinic

Moura Dawson Medical Practice strives to provide comprehensive medical care to individuals and families, keeping up-to-date with medical innovations and delivering efficient personal service. Services provided at the Practice include women’s health, preventative medicine, skin cancer checks, chronic disease management, pregnancy care and mine medicals.

Moura Community Hospital is a hybrid between an outpatient centre and a traditional rural hospital. It offers 24 hour accident and emergency, general medical and surgical services, paediatric and palliative care. 

It is a 4 bed community hospital.

Opportunities for Students

Students will split their time between Moura Dawson Medical Practice and Moura Multipurpose Health Service.

About Moura

Moura is a central point for the people who serve its local industries - the farmers, growers, miners and their families that help to make Queensland great. Lying in the heart of the Dawson Valley, on the banks of the Dawson River, its parklands and public facilities, festivals and events, river fishing and water sports attract thousands of visitors each year.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Visitors are welcomed at the Bowls, Tennis and Golf Clubs, Moura RSL and the swimming pool
  • Water tower mural
  • Bronze Boots Campdraft - March
  • Coal and Country Festival - August


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 594km (7h drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Fly, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the region


Great opportunity to practice practical and procedural skills. Great learning experiences and tutorials given by the Dr's at the practice. Fostered independent consultation skills.

Overall, it was a very fulfilling experience. I got to witness a wide range of presentations and management options. I was involved with retrievals and RFDS transfers. The preceptor, locum doctor and nurses made me feel very welcomed and gave me lots of opportunities to be involved (i.e. giving me calls after-hours if there were patients presenting to the hospital.)

The preceptor is a really good doctor and teacher. He dedicated time for teaching and provided opportunity for students to learn. He did this while ensuring the priority of healthcare service to his patients. The nurse was very helpful and encouraged students to actively participate in procedural skills.