OnlineStudy Period 2Study Period 2

Unit description

Students will explore the way in which Primary Health Care is delivered in Australia and how this aligns with the World Health Organizations (WHO) Alma-Ata declaration and ‘health for all’ initiative. Students will critically examine how healthcare practices impact individuals, families and communities within the primary healthcare framework.

Unit content

  • Primary Healthcare philosophy and social determinants of health
  • Primary Healthcare models
  • Primary Healthcare in Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
  • Primary Healthcare reform
  • Health literacy and education
  • National global health priorities, policy and management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Online discussionSR
Project report60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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