This unit of study will provide foundational knowledge about primary health care with an emphasis on the application of the principles to practice. The World Health Organization (WHO) framework of primary health care as a philosophy, a set of activities and a strategy for organizing health services will be critiqued and how it relates to individuals, families and communities will be explored. The importance of (i) holistic understanding and recognition of social determinants of health, (ii) equality, affordability, availability, appropriateness, accessibility and acceptability in health care service provision, (iii) the application of primary health care to different health care settings.
four intensive, on-campus study days
online assessments (1 x 5%), (1 x 10%) and (1 x 35%) and 3000 word essay (50%)