James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is a public university in North Queensland, Australia. The second oldest university in Queensland, JCU is a teaching and research institution. The university's main campuses are located in the tropical cities of Cairns and Townsville, and one in the city state of Singapore. JCU also has study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island. A Brisbane campus, operated by Russo Higher Education, delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses to international students. The University’s main fields of research include marine sciences, biodiversity, sustainable management of tropical ecosystems, genetics and genomics, tropical health care, tourism and engineering.


History

The College of Medicine and Dentistry was established in Townsville, Queensland, in 2000. It was the first medical school in Australia to be entirely regionally located, and the only Australian medical school located in the tropics. The uniqueness of the location was supported by a distinctive approach that is entirely focussed on meeting the priority needs of the region, in particular delivering research and a workforce for the regional north. Our graduates have particular aptitude for service in rural and remote locations, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and in tropical medicine.Medical educators from the then Royal Australian College of General Practitioners North Queensland vocational training program (who were also key staff in the then Northern Clinical School for the University of Queensland) became founding members in the establishment of the then School, now College.  The six-year medical program was built on a strong backbone of community teaching practices and small rural hospitals. The six year undergraduate medical program promotes generalist medical education and social accountability toward producing an appropriately trained workforce for northern Australia. This mandate is aligned with the strategic intent of JCU “to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.”The College has grown to meet the demand for health professionals skilled in a range of disciplines. Dentistry was added to the College’s suite of courses from 2009. In 2014, Pharmacy became part of the College. In addition to the three headline programs, the College has the only Physician Assistant training program in Australia, which graduated its first cohort in 2014.In 2016, the College secured the Australian Government’s contract to deliver general practitioner postgraduate vocational training across north western Queensland, establishing JCU's GP Training Program. The program provides training towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
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Mission

We aim to promote health & strengthen healthcare for communities of tropical Australia and beyond through socially accountable health professional education, discoveries, partnerships, advocacy & leadership.We see a future where people of the tropics, our wider region, rural & remote communities & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can be confident of good health and access to quality healthcare for themselves, their families & future generations

The James Cook University is a Public university located in Townsville.
The James Cook University was founded in 1961.
The current president of James Cook University is .
According to verified online sources, the James Cook University enrolls a total of 20421 students.
According to the main website, the James Cook University has a total student population of 15776 undergraduate students and 4645 graduate students.


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