PRHX701 New Zealand Primary Health Care
Note: This information is for 2013, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.
|Title||New Zealand Primary Health Care|
|Subject||Primary Health Care|
|Teaching Period(s)||First semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$)||2,369.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZ$)||8,125.00|
The structure, process and context of contemporary primary health care in New Zealand. How to anticipate, plan for and evaluate future changes to the delivery of primary health care in ones professional context. The development, progress and importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in the provision of primary health care; the strengths, weaknesses and interdependence of the generalist and specialist in the context of health care.
Restriction: PRHC 701
Limited to: MPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipPHC, PGDipPHC(Endorsed), PGDipRPHP, PGDipTravMed, PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGCertPHC(Endorsed)
Note: Includes two residential periods.
Convenors: Lesley Gray and Caroline Morris
Offered: First Semester (30 points)
Please download the 2012 residential dates
All Primary Health Care Department Residentials are compulsory.
This paper is especially relevant for anyone working in a primary care setting or for a PHO; including GPs, practice nurses, other primary care nurses, pharmacists, managers, and primary care administrators. It introduces the theoretical basis of primary health care, concepts about provision of primary health care, and provides a framework into which specific areas of clinical knowledge and skill can be accommodated. It assumes experience working in the current primary health sector in New Zealand, and builds on that experience with a strong interdisciplinary focus. It provides participants with an understanding of the structure, process and context of contemporary primary health care, and enables them to anticipate, plan for and evaluate future changes to the delivery of primary health care in their own professional context. Core paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. (PGCertPHC & PGDipPHC)
Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:
- Health systems and their development – New Zealand and overseas
- The primary care workforce – principles of teamwork and interdisciplinary workforce development
- Primary care and population health – health needs assessment, the primary care/population health interface
- Accounting for primary care practice. credibility and justification
- Planning, and effecting change– monitoring primary health services, introduction to economic evaluation.
Course Structure & Assessment
Satisfactory participation in and contribution to audio conferences, Blackboard (electronic e-learning platform) and workshops. Three assignments – two smaller, one major – the major assignment involves development of a service proposal for an area of individual interest.
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