Master of Primary Health Care degree: who wants it and why?

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dc.contributor.author Andrews, A en
dc.contributor.author Wallis, Katharine en
dc.contributor.author Goodyear-Smith, Felicity en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-26T23:05:21Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Primary Health Care, 30 June 2016, 8 (2), 106 -114 en
dc.identifier.issn 1172-6164 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31688 en
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: The Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland is considering developing a Master of Primary Health Care (MPHC) programme. Masters level study entails considerable investment of both university and student time and money. AIM: To explore the views of potential students and possible employers of future graduates to discover whether there is a market for such a programme and to inform the development of the programme. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 primary health care stakeholders. Interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed and analysed using a general inductive approach to identify themes. FINDINGS: Primary care practitioners might embark on MPHC studies to develop health management and leadership skills, to develop and/or enhance clinical skills, to enhance teaching and research skills, or for reasons of personal interest. Barriers to MPHC study were identified as cost and a lack of funding, time constraints and clinical workload. Study participants favoured inter-professional learning and a flexible delivery format. Pre-existing courses may already satisfy the post-graduate educational needs of primary care practitioners. Masters level study may be superfluous to the needs of the primary care workforce. CONCLUSIONS: Any successful MPHC programme would need to provide value for PHC practitioner students and be unique. The postgraduate educational needs of New Zealand primary care practitioners may be already catered for. The international market for a MPHC programme is yet to be explored. en
dc.description.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27477552 en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher CSIRO Publishing / Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Primary Health Care en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.title Master of Primary Health Care degree: who wants it and why? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1071/HC15026 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 106 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 27477552 en
pubs.author-url http://www.publish.csiro.au/hc/HC15026 en
pubs.end-page 114 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 537014 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Gen.Practice& Primary Hlthcare en
dc.identifier.eissn 1172-6156 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-01-27 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27477552 en


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