The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (PGCertPHC) is an interprofessional distance-taught programme available for health, social care and management professionals engaged in the delivery of primary health care (e.g. medicine, nursing, paramedicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, primary health care management). It provides a formal nationally recognised primary health care qualification.
The programme is designed to provide a deeper understanding of evidence based and translational primary health care practice taught by active practitioners and research academics in an interprofessional Primary Health Care and General Practice Department. Interprofessional teaching and learning will equip you to understand the key principles and major primary care issues facing you and your workplace or community today: you will cover the policy context of primary care today within the Health and Disability sector, population health, equity and ethics, collaborative care and leadership, quality and safety. You will take way with you the following skills: oral and written presentation, critical thinking, communication, applying evidence, information and research literacy and principles for team working.
Students are encouraged to seek course programme advice from the postgraduate coordinator or director at an early stage. The PGCertPHC is constantly updated to keep pace with an ever-changing health care landscape to be sure to meet the needs of the current and future workforce: busy professionals who combine work with personal life. The qualification is set to be refreshed in 2020 and translational changes are underway.