Primary Health Care

Course code MEDI6801Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course is designed for students from all health professions to advance their understanding of contemporary primary health care service delivery. Students will explore the emerging directions of primary health models of care from an international and national perspective. This will include universally evolving changes in burden of disease, national health reforms to meet challenges of evidenced based care, interaction between communities and their social and physical environment, influence of social and cultural determinants on health behavior and clinical governance.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of:
1. International and national public policy reforms for securing healthier communities
2. Contemporary models of care that integrate public health with primary care organised
around people’s needs and expectations so as to make them more socially relevant and more responsive
3 The interaction between communities and their social and physical environment and the ways in which these factors may impact on a person’s clinical presentation, access to health care and ability to comply to with a health plan within rural and remote areas.
4 How history, social and cultural determinants of health might affect a person’s current health status
5 Individualised models of care with an emphasizes on wellness and healing of the entire
person (bio-psycho-socio-spiritual dimensions) as primary goals
6 Epidemiology, public health issues and risk factor management of common conditions seen in primary health care
7 Clinical governance and primary health care
ContentThis course consists of four study modules:
Module 1. International and National Reforms in Primary Health Care
Module 2. Social Determinants of Health and Health Outcomes
Module 3. Models of Primary Case Management and Integrative Care
Module 4. Clinical governance and risk management
Replacing Course(s)na
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of undergraduate studies within a health related discipline
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Experience Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Case Scenario/PBL exercises
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6801