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Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing

Expand your nursing skills and your opportunities with this flexible part time degree aimed at preparing you for advanced practice and leadership roles.

The Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing is designed to be studied by busy registered nurses who want access to professional development that works for them. The course is offered online, with subjects offered over 4 x 6 week study sessions.

In this course you will consider the philosophy of primary health care practice, build on your skills in evidence based clinical judgement and reasoning, examine the most common health conditions as well as chronic conditions, and explore change management models for improving the work setting.

As graduates you will demonstrate to employers your abilities across a full scope of practice and your advanced clinical and professional knowledge. You will also open a door to further career development in higher level postgraduate programs.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 1008103
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertPHCN
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

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International

General

  • Course code: 1008103
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertPHCN
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 8 months full-time
  • Fees:

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Admission Requirements

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

This course can be a stepping stone into further postgraduate study, research, advanced practice nursing or to the role of Nurse Practitioner in primary healthcare.

Major Areas of Study

The course includes studies in primary health care practice and philosophy, managing chronic and complex health conditions, and gaining skills in clinical reasoning and assessment. 

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods is used in this course including multiple choice examinations, short answer examinations, essay examinations, case studies, tutorial and workshop presentations, debates, written assignments, simulations and clinical skills testing.

For each unit there are usually two to three assessment items.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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