The programme has evolved over 20 years from the highly regarded MSc in General Practice. The programme content reflects changes in healthcare policy that have placed greater emphasis on interprofessional work, leading to the development of new roles and structures for service provision. The development and delivery of primary healthcare is considered from both national and international perspectives. For overseas practitioners the role of primary care in public health and the interface between the two may be of particular interest.
The programme is modular, with all students registered for the MSc. Students are required to undertake four core units and to select two optional units, some of which are shared with the MSc Public Health. The modules have been designed to enhance the integration of theory and practice, drawing upon students' critical reflections of their own experiences, as well as learning from and about a multiprofessional student group. Additionally opportunities will be provided for students to visit a variety of primary health care settings, ensuring that learning is meaningful and relevant. Students will also benefit from links with current practitioners and expert researchers working in the department.