Online Primary Health Care (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 6 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts
January, April, September

International course fees
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About Online Primary Health Care at University of Glasgow Online Programmes, University of Glasgow

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.1 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 Primary Health Care postgraduate programme 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 programme 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 programme 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.

The online programme is delivered by staff from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing who are internationally recognised experts in the field of primary care and general practice. The faculty conducts world-leading and pioneering research into evaluating, developing and informing population health interventions such as the Scottish smoking ban and Scotland's alcohol strategy.

Taught by influential lecturers, with connections to the NHS and published articles in leading medical journals like The Lancet and the British Medical Journal, you'll have access to the latest thinking in this field. Critically, this programme promotes sustainable health development goals set by the WHO and UN.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG Cert, PG DipHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study1 - 6 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, SeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

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