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Master of Primary Health Care (Advanced)

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04279v2
CRICOS: 083077C
View UAC codes

UAC codes

940836 (Autumn session, Spring session)
940841 HlthResearch (Autumn session, Spring session)

This in-depth course prepares students for leadership roles in primary health care (PHC) irrespective of their discipline background and career aspirations. Covering a comprehensive range of subjects, the course develops students' specialist knowledge and skills so that they can contribute to excellence in PHC, whether as managers, planners, clinicians or researchers.

Recent health care reform has emphasised the expanding role of multidisciplinary primary health care in Australia.

This course provides in-depth knowledge and expertise so that students can work in expanded roles and improve the coordination of continuity of care for patients.

This in-depth course prepares students for leadership roles in primary health care (PHC) irrespective of their discipline background and career aspirations. Covering a comprehensive range of subjects, the course develops students' specialist knowledge and skills so that they can contribute to excellence in PHC, whether as managers, planners, clinicians or researchers.

Recent health care reform has emphasised the expanding role of multidisciplinary primary health care in Australia.

This course provides in-depth knowledge and expertise so that students can work in expanded roles and improve the coordination of continuity of care for patients. The content enables students to develop skills in planning and delivery of PHC as well as developing an equity-based approach to planning and managing health services in communities.

Focused primary health care subjects and a range of electives are delivered through a mixed mode of online learning and on-campus master classes. This allows students to undertake some study at home, but still have access to academic and industry leaders from diverse backgrounds. The on-campus learning environment seeks to inspire and motivate students and enable them to develop knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen area of primary health care practice.

Course aims

This course aims to provide students with an in-depth education in primary health care and prepare students for diverse leadership roles in PHC. It is suitable for those already working in PHC who want to enhance their knowledge and skill, as well as for those seeking a career change into PHC practice or management.

Typical study program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time and part time are shown below.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System692638
96026 Health Promotion696026
96725 Principles of Primary Health Care696725
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK90950 Elective (Primary Health Care)48cbk90950
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96023 Non-communicable Disease696023
96022 Leadership in Primary Health Care696022
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health692296
92790 Evidence-based Practice692790

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $560. The total credit points are 96.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Graduates are employed in clinical roles, in management and leadership within government funded PHC organisations and in NGOs working within the PHC setting in Australia and internationally.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90857 Primary Health Care core48
Select 1 credit points from the following:1
CBK90950 Elective (Primary Health Care)48
MAJ06228 Health Research48
Total96

Course structure explained

Students must complete 96 credit points made up of 48 credit points of core subjects and 48 credit points of electives.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

This evidence may include extensive relevant work experience in a primary health care setting.

Applicants must have a minimum of one-year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in a primary health care setting.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but who have extensive relevant work experience in a primary health care setting and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program made up of the Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (C11242), the Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (C07124), Master of Primary Health Care (C04292) and the Master of Primary Health Care (Advanced).

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