The structure, process and context of primary health care in New Zealand. Focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration, anticipating future changes to primary health care delivery in one’s professional context.
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, nurse practicioners, 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 interprofessional focus.
About this paper
|New Zealand Primary Health Care
|Primary Health Care
|Semester 1 (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
|Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
- PRHX 701
- Limited to
- MPHC, PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Suitable for 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 Chloë Campbell and Dr Sam Murton
- Paper Structure
This paper explores the principles of primary health care incorporating the New Zealand policy and practice context. It is organised into four modules:
- Principles of primary health care.
- Population health and primary health care.
- Collaborative interdisciplinary teams and communication,
- Quality and safety in primary health care.
- Teaching Arrangements
Compulsory two-day block course delivered online via Zoom and/or in-person on campus in Wellington - Dates to be confirmed.
Other teaching is via Blackboard and online videoconferencing.
Study skills, technology support and library resources are provided.
- 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, Self-motivation.
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.