General Practice and Primary Health Care

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

General Practice and Primary Health Care

Compulsory units

Graduate Diploma in Medicince Students
Graduate Diploma in Medicine students and Master of Medicine students must complete 6 credit points of compulsary units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Master of Medicine students must complete and additional 6 credit points of compulsary units of study

Stream specific units

Graduate Certificate in Medicine students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
Graduate Diploma in Medicine students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
Master of Medicine students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
GPPC5001
Primary Health Care Fundamentals
6      Semester 1
GPPC5002
Complex problems in primary health care
6      Semester 2
BMRI5019
Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
6    A MBBS or equivalent
N BMRI5003 BMRI5050
Semester 1
DERM5001
Essential Dermatology
6      Semester 1
MBHT5001
Diabetes Management
6      Semester 1
MEDF5002
Teaching in the Clinical Environment
6      Semester 2
PAED5008
Common Childhood Presentations
6   

This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years
Semester 1
PAIN5001
Introduction to Pain Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

General elective units

Graduate Diploma in Medicine students complete 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
Master of Medicine students complete 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 1
CEPI5312
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (1 and 2)
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5311
Semester 2
GMED5001
Genomics in Clinical Practice
6      Semester 1
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
INFO9003
IT for Health Professionals
6    N INFO5003
Semester 2
INTM5002
Basic Neurology
3   

This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 1
INTM5003
Basic Rheumatology
3   

This unit of study is available only to registered medical gradautes with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 1
INTM5004
Basic Respiratory Medicine
3   

This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 1
INTM5005
Basic Gastroenterology
3   

This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates working in an Australian clinical setting.
Semester 2
INTM5006
Basic Endocrinology
3   

This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 1
INTM5007
Basic Renal Medicine
3   

This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 2
INTM5014
Cardiology
6    A Theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiology at least at the level of a registered medical practitioner


This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 1
MBHT5002
Advanced Diabetes Management
6    A It is recommended that students first complete MBHT5001 (Diabetes Management) unless they have a reasonable working knowledge of how to approach assessment and management of diabetes mellitus in a variety of clinical settings.


Departmental permission required unless MBHT5001 satisfactorily completed.
Semester 2
MBHT5003
Obesity and Pre-diabetes: Prevention and Care
6    A this unit is intended for students who have experience in clinical care of patients. Most of the subject matter and assessments are based on clinical management processes.
Semester 1
NURS5096
Expanding Primary Health Care Practice
6      Semester 1
PAED5001
Paediatric Immunisation

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    C Students who commence after 01 January 2016 are required to complete the Blackboard Academic Honesty Education Module. It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study


This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years
Semester 2
PAED5002
Adolescent Medicine

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   

This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years
Semester 2
PAED5003
Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics
6   

This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years.
Semester 1
PAIN5002
Pain Mechanisms and Contributors
6    A this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PAIN5003
Pain Treatment and Management Principles
6    A this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PAIN5004
Pain Conditions
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PAIN5014
Cancer Pain
6      Semester 2
PAIN5017
Disability and Pain Rehabilitation
6      Semester 2
PAIN5019
Pain in Older People
6      Semester 2
PAIN5020
Complementary Therapies: Pain Management
6      Semester 1
PAIN5021
Acute Pain
6    A this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians.
Semester 1
PMED5100
Paediatric Infectious Diseases
6   

This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years
Semester 1
PMED5101
Paediatric Allergy
6   

This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years
Semester 2
PMED5102
Paediatric Nutrition and Obesity
6      Semester 2
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
PUBH5116
Genetics and Public Health
4   

Pre-readings and some lectures will be posted on the unit's eLearning site 2-3 weeks before the course starts, and it is expected that you will look at this content before coming to the first day of the course. This will enable more time for class discussion.
Intensive October
PUBH5510
Healthy ageing and fall prevention
6    N PUBH5419
Semester 2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 2
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    N QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEXH5205
Adolescent Sexual Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5401
Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SEXH5402
Counselling for Health Professionals
6    N BIOS5071
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEXH5405
Contraception and Preconception Care
6      Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2

Compulsory units

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine students
Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Master of Medicine students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Stream specific units

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
Master of Science in Medicine students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
GPPC5001
Primary Health Care Fundamentals
6      Semester 1
GPPC5002
Complex problems in primary health care
6      Semester 2
BMRI5019
Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
6    A MBBS or equivalent
N BMRI5003 BMRI5050
Semester 1
DERM5001
Essential Dermatology
6      Semester 1
MBHT5001
Diabetes Management
6      Semester 1
MBHT5003
Obesity and Pre-diabetes: Prevention and Care
6    A this unit is intended for students who have experience in clinical care of patients. Most of the subject matter and assessments are based on clinical management processes.
Semester 1
MEDF5002
Teaching in the Clinical Environment
6      Semester 2
NURS5096
Expanding Primary Health Care Practice
6      Semester 1
SEXH5405
Contraception and Preconception Care
6      Semester 2

General elective units

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine students complete 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
Master of Science in Medicine students complete 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 1
CEPI5312
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (1 and 2)
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5311
Semester 2
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
INFO9003
IT for Health Professionals
6    N INFO5003
Semester 2
MBHT5002
Advanced Diabetes Management
6    A It is recommended that students first complete MBHT5001 (Diabetes Management) unless they have a reasonable working knowledge of how to approach assessment and management of diabetes mellitus in a variety of clinical settings.


Departmental permission required unless MBHT5001 satisfactorily completed.
Semester 2
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
PUBH5116
Genetics and Public Health
4   

Pre-readings and some lectures will be posted on the unit's eLearning site 2-3 weeks before the course starts, and it is expected that you will look at this content before coming to the first day of the course. This will enable more time for class discussion.
Intensive October
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 2
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    N QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEXH5205
Adolescent Sexual Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5401
Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SEXH5402
Counselling for Health Professionals
6    N BIOS5071
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2