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Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care

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This interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care is a 12 credit, part-time certificate that is delivered primarily online with two 1.5 credit courses offered as a blend of online modules and weekend intensive face-to-face sessions.

This certificate is aimed at a wide range of practicing health care professionals, including audiologists, midwives, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, family physicians, physical therapists, social workers and speech language pathologists as well as administrators/managers of primary health care practices. The certificate will be of interest to those who are attracted to cutting edge thinking and practice in interprofessional, collaborative, team-based care in the primary care setting.

Participants who complete the five courses will receive specialized training, and develop understanding and the skills to deliver interprofessional team-based healthcare in a complex environment. Learners will build their skills in effective team participation, leadership, and navigating complex health system which includes interprofessional collaboration, cultural and ethical issues, chronic disease management, and health delivery management. Participants learn to work in complex interprofessional teams, build and support an effective team, and create an environment where each team member contributes to high quality patient-centered care.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants must meet UBC’s graduate-level admission requirements including the English Language Proficiency Requirement.

Specifically, applicants must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health care profession and be a registered health care professional. Since this is a post-professional certificate, pre-licensure students are not eligible for admission.

Applicants for admission must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Certificate Requirements

To complete the certificate, students must successfully complete the following 12 course credits:

  • PRHC 501 (3)
  • PRHC 503 (3)
  • PRHC 505 (3)
  • PRHC 507 (1.5)
  • PRHC 509 (1.5)

Satisfactory progress as defined by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Master’s students must be maintained.

Contact Information

Phone: 604 827-1632
Email: info.prhc@ubc.ca.

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