The Master of Primary Health Care Nursing is tailored specifically for registered nurses working or intending to work in primary healthcare.
The Master of Primary Health Care Nursing is tailored specifically for registered nurses working or intending to work in primary healthcare. It will assist you to develop the specialist knowledge and skills required to practise effectively within complex primary healthcare settings.
As a primary healthcare student, you will focus on the health needs of individuals, families and communities, and the importance of providing accessible and equitable healthcare. You will learn about chronic disease prevention and management, including relevant evidence-based, decision-making processes and practices, concepts of self-management and coordinated, quality care.
During this one and a half year degree, you will be led by leading researchers as you build upon your individual clinical experience. There is an emphasis on determinants of health, community needs assessment, community participation, health promotion models, health education and health literacy and how these inform and underpin primary health care in the community. You are also encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary work through electives and collaboration opportunities across the University's School of Public Health and the Charles Perkins Centre. A work-based project or research thesis will comprise the capstone experience of this degree, providing the opportunity for you to explore a particular area of your interest.
With the rising incidence of complex, chronic diseases and an ageing population, the need for skilled primary healthcare nursing leaders is greater than ever. This degree cultivates the skills and expertise to effectively respond to this growing need and also acts as a pathway into the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in nursing.