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Master of Primary Health Care
Approved Abbreviation: MPHC
Western Sydney University Course Code: 4694.1
Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.
Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2015 or later.
This course aims to provide the opportunity for health, and other professionals with primary health care responsibilities to gain knowledge and understanding of primary health care that will enable leadership in this field. The course provides a focus on the knowledge and behaviour required to be a primary health care provider in a changing community environment. Opportunities will be provided for students to undertake in-depth study into aspects of primary health care that are relevant to their specific areas of work/practice.
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.
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There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.
Candidature for admission to the Master of Primary Health Care is based on the following requirements:
Completion of an undergraduate degree in health-related sciences (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pathology, optometry, nutrition, human science, naturopathy, complementary medicine, nursing, psychology, health science, sports science or physiotherapy.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points, including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.
|400412.3||Primary Health Care and its Applications|
|401082.1||Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care|
|400836.2||Health Promotion: A Primary Health Care Approach|
|400838.1||Supporting Individuals and Communities in Crisis|
|400837.3||Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care|
|400839.1||Collaborative Inquiry for Primary Health Care Action|
And one elective
Choose one of
|401083.1||Capstone Experience in Health Care|
Or choose two of
|401085.1||Scholarship for Practice Change in Health Care|