MSc in International Primary Health Care

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About the course

The re-launch of this exciting programme is designed to build a diverse and vibrant interdisciplinary learning community of multi-professional practitioners from all parts of the world, who believe in the richness and value of excellent primary health care. This programme is especially valuable for professionals who wish to combine primary health care delivery with population health or make the transition from a clinical patient-facing role to one that includes public health, management, education or policymaking.

We aim to equip our students with a deep and critical understanding of primary care, public health and associated health policy, and will introduce essential skills in research, teaching, service development and quality improvement from an international perspective:  We have designed this programme to attract doctors, nurses, allied health professions, together with managers and policy makers, who hope to make a difference!

Through the knowledge and analytic skills gained on this course students will:

  • Understand the principles and practice of effective primary health care in different settings and within different healthcare systems.
  • Be equipped to address the challenges facing primary care across a range of global contexts, to support the development of effective and sustainable locally-delivered healthcare.
  • Be able to plan and develop primary health care services and systems, and advocate for them.
  • Explore the social determinants of health and the challenges of inequalities for health systems policy, and how these relate to primary health care delivery.

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