University of Technology Sydney

96725 Principles of Primary Health Care

6cp; intensive
Anti-requisite(s): 92845 Primary Health Care in Diabetes



This subject introduces students to the principles and philosophy of primary health care with extensive discussion of the social determinants of health. Students examine models of care that are commonly used to prevent and manage chronic disease in primary health care, including the chronic care model. Programs available to improve equitable access to prevention and care for people with a chronic disease are also examined. Throughout the subject, primary health care concepts are used as a theoretical backdrop for understanding these programs as well as appreciating the therapeutic relationship between clinicians and the people they care for. Students analyse the principles of primary health care and articulate implications for service delivery, health service management and policy.

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Autumn session, City campus

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