Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Complex problems in primary health care - GPPC5002

This unit aims to introduce or extend clinical reasoning skills to address complex problems in primary health care. Foundations of clinical reasoning will be covered and then be used to analyse case scenarios across a broad range of presentations in primary health care. Case scenarios will be used to explore a patient centred approach across a broad range of presentations of these conditions in primary health care. There will be a strong focus on clinical reasoning, shared decision making, collaborative and team care in this context as well as the personal, social and structural impacts on decision making. Errors in decision making, health priority areas, public health approaches and the social determinants of health will also be addressed. Rational prescribing, patient safety, and doctor and patient well-being will also be covered.

Online lectures, discussion board and self-directed online learning activities

graded discussion board participation (20%); case study 1x500wd (20%); written assignment 1x1500wd (40%); single best answer test (20%)


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: General Practice
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Marguerite Tracy and Dr Narelle Shadbolt
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.