Graduate Coursework Programs

Primary Care

Primary care refers to the "medical home" for a patient, ideally providing continuity and integration of health care. The aim of primary care is to provide the patient with a broad spectrum of care, both preventive and curative, over a period of time and to coordinate all of the care the patient receives. Primary care is the care a patient receives upon first contact with the health care system, before referral elsewhere within the system, as well as the care received after exiting hospital.  Primary care research is multidisciplinary and aims to improve the evidence base for best practice.

This specialisation emphasises new knowledge, skills and evidence for people working in the primary health care area.  It provides professional education for graduates who work or intend to work in the expanding field of primary health care and general practice. 

Graduates wishing to follow a program in Primary Care can choose the following option:

Master of Public Health - with a specialisation in Primary Care.