Learning & teaching
The educational approach in this course is to actively involve students in analysing and reflecting on the functions and impact of primary health care on the community. This is achieved by ensuring that there are plenty of opportunities for discussion and for students themselves to present their own experiences and thoughts in small group discussions and presentations. We encourage a critical approach, both to what is presented in classes and to comparisons of the performance of primary health in different countries and states.
The course provides opportunities to further develop your analytic and evaluative skills and to work on projects related to your own workplaces or experience. Students are encouraged to relate what they have learnt to their own experience in the assignments and group discussions.
The course will also be related to active areas of research including our own research in the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. This will include opportunities for guest presentations by other researchers and academics as a stimulus for discussion.
This course includes elements of both practice and theory. The course will include a mixture of lectures, readings and online discussions on specific issues confronting primary health care services.