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Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice

Te Tari Hauora Mātāmua me te Mātauranga Rata Whānau

We offer outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate study within Primary Health Care and General Practice:

  • Our department is homed within the University of Otago Wellington campus and is at the leading edge for interprofessional education.
  • Within the undergraduate medical curriculum we provide community-based learning programmes for students in their ALM (Advanced Learning in Medicine) years of their MBChB degree and co-ordinate professional development and ethics teaching.
  • Our interprofessional postgraduate courses for health professionals foster research-informed excellence and innovation in the health sector. We offer Distance Learning, Certificates, Diplomas, Masters and Doctorate courses

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  • Our interdisciplinary research activity informs practitioners, consumers, patients and policy makers about many aspects of health and primary health care.
  • Our research strengths are in mental health, communication in health care, interprofessional education and health services research – with a focus on primary health care