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Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC)


University of Otago Otago Medical School

Full time & Part time See Course PgDip Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: equivalent

About the course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC) is an interprofessional distance-taught programme available for health, social care and management professionals engaged in the delivery of primary health care (e.g. medicine, nursing, paramedicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, primary health care management). It provides a formal nationally recognised primary health care qualification.

The programme is designed to provide a deeper understanding and application of evidence based and translational primary health care practice taught by active practitioners and research academics in an interprofessional Primary Health Care and General Practice Department.

Interprofessional teaching and learning will equip you to understand and apply the key principles and major primary care issues facing

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant shall have been admitted to a degree or diploma of a university, or hold an appropriate qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, or have been admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to proceed to the diploma.

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, which must be satisfied that the applicant has the ability and experience to proceed to the programme.


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