University of Technology Sydney

95731 Principles of Primary Health Care

6cp; 1.5hrs (recorded lecture, online), 1.5hrs (tutorial, on campus) To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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This subject introduces students to the principles and philosophy of primary health care. Students examine models of care that are used to prevent and manage illness in Australia and around the world and develop an understanding of the funding of primary health care and the workforce that provides the services. Students explore ways in which primary health care can reduce health inequities in the context of the social determinants of health. Students identify the strengths of primary health care and potential implications for service planning and delivery.

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