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 one’s 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.
This paper is especially relevant for anyone working in a primary care and integrated care setting or for a primary health organisation, including general practitioners, practice nurses, other primary care nurses, pharmacists, managers, and primary care administrators. It introduces the theoretical basis of primary health care and concepts about provision of primary health care, and it provides a framework in which specific areas of clinical knowledge and skill can be accommodated. It assumes experience working in the current primary health care sector in New Zealand and builds on that experience with a strong interdisciplinary focus.
|Paper title||New Zealand Primary Health Care|
|Subject||Primary Health Care|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PRHX 701
- Limited to
- MPHC, PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- Includes residential period/s.
- Suitable to health, social and other professionals from a range of disciplines.
- More information link
- View further information on Postgraduate Study in Primary Health Care
- Teaching staff
- Co-convenors: Dr Caroline Morris and Dr Pauline Horrill
- Paper Structure
Core paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (PGCertPHC) and Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC).
This paper covers five key modules:
- Health systems and primary health care
- The primary health care workforce
- Primary health care and population health
- Quality in primary health care practice
- Managing change
- Teaching Arrangements
Three days of compulsory residential teaching in Wellington, dates to be advised. Other teaching done via Blackboard and online videoconferencing.
Study Skills support is provided through automatic enrolment in the no-charge Study Skills Blackboard GENA700, which contains resources and technology support, and is accompanied by monthly Zoom Study Skills videoconferences.
- There is no required textbook for this paper. All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts and current areas of debate relevant to the provision of primary health care in New Zealand.