Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nursing

Primary Health Care Nursing

GradDipPHC
Course code: GC027
Course coordinator: Dr Christina Aggar


Master of Primary Health Care Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing

Choosing a graduate diploma | Applying for a graduate diploma | Cost of a graduate diploma | Admission requirements | Clinical assessment requirements | Study patterns (part time and full time) | Electives


The Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nursing will expand your capabilities in primary health care nursing. Practitioners will evaluate, in depth, the impact of organisational factors within the wider clinical context and analyse the influence of these on decision making and clinical judgement. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to practise effectively and collaboratively within the complexity of primary health care settings.

Choosing a graduate diploma

You can either choose to study the graduate diploma alone, or as a pathway into a master’s degree.

The graduate diploma can be studied either full time or part time. It is for both domestic and international students. Each unit of study has up to four face-to-face study days. A normal part-time load is two units of study per semester. The graduate diploma is two semesters full time or four semesters part time.

The graduate diploma requires a total of 48 credit points. Award units taken at graduate diploma and graduate certificate levels may also count towards a master’s degree. Any non-award units of study already completed may also be credited towards a graduate diploma.

Student learning is further supported by the University’s eLearning.

Applying for a graduate diploma

There is one intake of students in March each year.

Applications must be made online. You will also need to upload copies of other documentation as part of your online application process. To assist you, there is a checklist of required documents that you will need.

Cost of a graduate diploma

The graduate diploma courses are full-fee paying and costs may increase each year. Fee-Help is available for Australian Citizens and the student centre will provide you with further information regarding eligibility and repayment information. The international fee rates vary depending on which level of degree you choose.

Visit the Costs and scholarships website for more detailed information.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care is open to all nurses registered in Australia or in a country other than Australia.

Clinical assessment requirements

You will not be required to undertake clinical assessments in this program. Therefore you don't have to fill out a Clinical Assessment Requirements form.


2015 STUDY PATTERNS

Year 1 part time

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS5012

Assessment and Clinical Judgement

NURS5094

Principles of Chronic Disease Management

NURS5093

Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care

NURS5095

Primary Health Care in the Community

Year 2 part time

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS5069

Research in Nursing and Health Care

OR

Elective*

NURS5070

Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality

OR

Elective#

NURS5096

Expanding Primary Health Care Practice

OR

Elective*

NURS5071

Contemporary Health Leadership

OR

Elective#^**


Year 1 Full time

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS5012

Assessment and Clinical Judgement

NURS5094

Principles of Chronic Disease Management

NURS5093

Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care

NURS5095

Primary Health Care in the Community

NURS5069

Research in Nursing and Health Care

OR

Elective*

NURS5070

Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality

OR

Elective#

NURS5096

Expanding Primary Health Care Practice

OR

Elective*

NURS5071

Contemporary Health Leadership

OR

Elective#^**

Electives

# Can be selected in Semester Two with departmental permission

  • NURS5091 Simulation-based Learning in Health

* up to 12 credit points of electives can be selected in Semester One

  • PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses
  • MIPH5131 Foundations of International Health
  • PUBH5033 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • MIPH5132 Global Disease Burden and Research Methods
  • SEXH5401 Introduction to HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

** One 6 credit point elective can be selected with departmental permission

  • PUBH5019 Cancer Prevention and Control
  • SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion
  • SEXH5405 Contraception and Reproductive Health
  • SEXH5205 Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health