University of Glasgow: Primary Health Care

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email primarycare@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

**Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.**

**About online study**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/primarycare/?card=studyingonline
**Try a Primary Care taster course**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/primarycare/?card=tryaprimarycaretastercourse

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 (also known as family medicine or community medicine) is a major part of the solution. This MSc in Primary Care will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a difference to primary healthcare in the 21st century.

**Online distance learning
Academic contact: primarycare@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
January or September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
PgDip: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
PgCert: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

A unique programme to enable students to identify and implement strategies to enhance quality in primary care globally.

Taught by outstanding, high profile primary care researchers and practitioners in the UK, you can follow a flexible curriculum - studying full-time or part-time, and work towards the full MSc degree or a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

Internationally renowned guest speakers feature alongside University of Glasgow staff.

A range of assessment methods used that will develop graduate skills in a variety of writing and presentation styles.

Research interests are focussed on health inequalities, multimorbidity, chronic disease, treatment burden and migrant health, which are reflected in our teaching.

Research project opportunities in novel and relevant areas of research for primary care, under the supervision of an academic.

Students come from a wide range of primary care, family, community, and internal medicine disciplines, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists, managers and those working in healthcare and health policy.

It is delivered within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, one of the foremost research institutes in the UK focused on improving population health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities in health.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

This online MSc programme is modular in structure, with all teaching and interactions delivered online through our virtual learning environment (Moodle). During a course, from week to week you will interact with your teachers and fellow students using online discussion boards. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion, and respond to student questions about the course content. A variety of teaching approaches will be used including lectures, group based activities, presentations and discussions.
- Three compulsory courses

- Three optional courses

- Research project.

The taught courses are delivered in 11-week blocks, running from September to November, January to March, and April to June. The research project runs across the academic year. Full-time students will complete the majority of their research project work when they have completed their taught components.

The selection of optional courses and the research project can be tailored to meet students’ own interests and career needs.

The postgraduate diploma requires six (120 credits) and the postgraduate certificate requires three (60 credits) successfully completed courses.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

MSc

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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