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Bachelor of Primary Health Care

 
Note:

This course is not offered to international students.

location
City campus

Min. duration
3 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10344v1
UAC: 606040

This course provides students who are currently working or planning a career in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services with the skills and knowledge to provide evidence-based, culturally safe and appropriate primary health care for Indigenous Australians.

The focus is on developing safe, effective and supported primary health care professionals. Students develop skills such as report writing, developing funding submissions, undertaking health promotion activities and campaigns, and working with communities to provide appropriate services. Students are encouraged to engage in multimedia activities appropriate to the delivery of primary health care.

This course provides students who are currently working or planning a career in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services with the skills and knowledge to provide evidence-based, culturally safe and appropriate primary health care for Indigenous Australians.

The focus is on developing safe, effective and supported primary health care professionals. Students develop skills such as report writing, developing funding submissions, undertaking health promotion activities and campaigns, and working with communities to provide appropriate services. Students are encouraged to engage in multimedia activities appropriate to the delivery of primary health care. The course is Australian Government approved and is taught away from base, in mixed and block modes.

Students benefit from practice-based learning, experience in the workplace and international opportunities, supported by the Faculty of Health and UTS: Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning. This course may be used as a pathway to other health studies through graduate entry programs.

Course aims

The course aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a supportive environment in which to undertake tertiary studies in primary health care. The course aims to support students in developing personal and professional attributes such as cultural respect, negotiation and leadership skills, advocacy and resilience.

Typical study program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92639 Principles of Indigenous Primary Health Care692639
92643 Health Literacy 1: Writing for Health692643
92641 Knowledge Generation (Health)692641
92642 Health Throughout the Life Course692642
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92640 Health Care in Australia - Systems and Policy Directions692640
92644 Primary Health Care Practice: Developing Healthy Communities692644
92645 Professional Development: Building Personal and Professional Resilience692645
92646 Introduction to Health Promotion692646

Course fees

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

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2016 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Eligible students can choose to either defer payment of their fees through HECS-HELP, or pay up front to receive a 10% discount. Subject to the passage of legislation, the discount applied to upfront payments may be removed.

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 cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the above.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $8,917 = $1,114

Student contribution amounts for 2015 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,440
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$8,917
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,256

 

Eligible students can choose to either defer payment of their fees through HECS-HELP, or pay up front to receive a 10% discount. Subject to the passage of legislation, the discount applied to upfront payments may be removed.

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 cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the above.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $8,917 = $1,114

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

Tuition fees for international undergraduate 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.

 

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

Career options include working in delivery of health care and health services, managing PHC services, working in health promotion programs, policy development, community development and health service planning.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90987 Primary Health Care Level 148
STM90988 Primary Health Care Level 248
STM90989 Primary Health Care Level 348
Total144

Course structure explained

Students must complete 144 credit points.

Full-time students study four subjects a session.

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time basis.

Full time, block
Full time, mixed

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission into this course is only available to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

These students have the option of applying for entry into university through the UTS Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning.

The UTS Year 12 Bonus Scheme awards bonus points to Australian high school applicants based on performance in HSC subjects that are relevant to the course applied for.

The English proficiency requirement for 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.

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.

Assumed knowledge

Any two units of English.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Primary Health Care in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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