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Online MSc Primary Health Care

The University of Glasgow
Course summary
2.5-6 years
Part time
Next available date: January 2021 - Online courses
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April 2021

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January 2022
Online MSc Primary Health Care

Course description

Online MSc Primary Health Care

Primary health care professionals, or family medicine professionals as they’re known in the US, are able to meet 80–90% of a patient’s health needs.Consequently, this field presents a huge opportunity for those who are passionate about making a difference to wider demographics and a greater percentage of the population.

Healthcare across the world faces major challenges from the increasing demands of ageing populations and the rise in non-communicable diseases. Strong and effective primary care is a major part of the solution. This Online Primary Health Care postgraduate program will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a difference to primary health care in your community. By the end of the family medicine program you will have gained the critical thinking skills you need to appraise evidence, develop solutions and achieve a clear vision of how best to improve primary care in a range of contexts.

By elevating primary care concepts, our Primary Health Care distance learning program gives professionals looking to advance their career the ability to propose, develop and implement sustainable strategies to address rising rates of chronic illness and complex care in primary care across the world.

To broaden your experience, our interdisciplinary team of lecturers cover a range of current topics across international settings that face primary care today, including health inequalities, multi-morbidity, chronic disease, treatment burden, migrant health and the integration of care across systems. As part of your research project, you will also have an opportunity to explore new and innovative ideas or particular areas of interest, under academic supervision.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Entry requirements: Generally, applicants should have an undergraduate degree (preferably a 2:1). Students can apply with no degree but a good history of experience in the field.
  • International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Training Course Content

In this program, you will:

  • Develop a vision to improve primary care in your workplace setting
  • Gain an overview of the ‘big picture’ in relation to primary health care issues
  • Understand the principles and values of primary health care
  • Critically appraise evidence and apply a population approach to your work
  • Critique ideas and create new solutions

With core modules including epidemiology, evidence and statistics for primary care and international primary care principles and systems, the program also offers optional courses on subjects including management of long-term conditions, understanding evidence for the real world and improving access to mental health care.

Continuing Studies

Graduates have the capacity to take a lead role in primary care, family practice and family medical development, whether in Scotland, the UK or internationally. Post-award opportunities include further study, leadership roles in primary care teams, secondment to positions within government, teaching positions and sitting on editorial boards of academic journals.

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The University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow

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