Recent health care reform has emphasised the expanding role of multidisciplinary primary health care in Australia. This course provides the knowledge and expertise students require to work effectively within new frameworks and improve the coordination of continuity of care for patients. The content enables students to develop skills in planning and delivery of primary health care as well as developing an equity-based approach to planning and managing health services in communities. Core primary health care subjects and a range of electives are delivered through a mixed mode of online learning and on-campus master classes. This allows students to undertake some study at home, but still have access to academic and industry leaders from diverse backgrounds. The on-campus learning environment seeks to inspire and motivate students and enable them to develop knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen area of primary health care practice.
This course aims to provide students with a contemporary, industry-relevant education in primary health care. It aims to prepare students to be effective leaders in clinical, planning or management environments within primary health care. It is suitable for those already working in PHC who want to enhance their knowledge and skill as well as for those seeking a career change into PHC practice or management.
Graduates are employed in clinical roles, in management and leadership within government funded PHC organisations and in NGOs working within the PHC setting in Australia and internationally.
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Last updated September 4, 2016