Master of Primary Health Care (4694)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4694
  • AQF Level: 9

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This program applies to students who commenced in 2024 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

This program aims to provide the opportunity for health, and other professionals with primary health care responsibilities to gain knowledge and understanding of primary health care that will enable leadership in this field. The program provides a focus on the knowledge and behaviour required to be a primary health care provider in a changing community environment. Opportunities will be provided for students to undertake in-depth study into aspects of primary health care that are relevant to their specific areas of work/practice.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time. 

Program Advice

Professor Kath Peters

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Off site FT as above
Hawkesbury Campus Off site PT as above
Hong Kong Baptist Internal PT as above

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Candidature for admission to the Master of Primary Health Care is based on the following requirements:

Completion of an undergraduate degree in health, biological or behavioural science (equivalent to AQF level 7) or higher


Two (2) years of full time equivalent clinical experience.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to WSU should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and WSU.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the subjects listed below. 

Subject Title Credit Points
PUBH 7021Primary Health Care and its Applications10
NURS 7019Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care10
PUBH 7003Approaches to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7020Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision10
NURS 7016Collaborative Inquiry for Primary Health Care Action10
PUBH 7027Supporting Individuals and Communities in Crisis10
NURS 7065Capstone Experience in Health Care20
Total Credit Points80