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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, 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.
|Paper title||New Zealand Primary Health Care|
|Subject||Primary Health Care|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,938.00|
|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
- 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: Assoc Professor Eileen McKinlay and Dr Liz Fitzmaurice.
- 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
Two days of compulsory residential teaching delivered online via Zoom and/or in-person on campus in Wellington. The in-person attendance option will depend on Covid-19 travel restrictions and student numbers. Dates to be advised. Other teaching is done via Blackboard and online videoconferencing.
Study Skills, technology support and resources are provided to students, at no-charge, via a custom-built site accessed through Blackboard.
- 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.