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This course is offered in two modes: either face to face (on campus in an intensive workshop mode) and fully online.

Primary health care (PHC) is recognised as a critical component of any health system, with the potential to improve efficiency and effectiveness. PHC is also the focus of major reform in Australia and overseas. The Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care course provides an introduction to the principles of PHC and their application in the delivery of health care in the community. This course provides a framework for approaching the subject, and a number of service settings are outlined including general practice, community health services, and rural health services. The integration between primary health care and specialised and hospital care is also examined. Participants learn practical skills in appraising the design and delivery of PHC0 services and identifying opportunities for change.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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