University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Primary Health Care

Primary healthcare professionals, or family medicine professionals as they’re known in the US, are in a position to meet 80–90% of a patient’s health needs.1 This presents a huge opportunity for those in this field to make a difference to wider populations.

By elevating primary care concepts, our Primary Health Care programme gives professionals looking to advance their career the ability to propose, develop and implement sustainable strategies to address rising rates of chronic illness and complex care in primary care globally.

To give you as broad experience as possible, our interdisciplinary team of lecturers cover health inequalities, multi-morbidity, chronic disease, treatment burden and migrant health. As part of your project research, you’ll also have an opportunity to explore novel ideas or particular areas of interest, under academic supervision.

By the end of the programme you’ll have all the skills you need to critically appraise evidence and apply a population approach to your work.

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent from a recognised institution or 2:2 in a related field, with at least six months’ work experience in public health or healthcare

International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

Course modules

  • Appraise policy and assess its contribution to public health
  • Apply principles of epidemiology, statistical analysis and health improvement in the field
  • Identify, analyse and apply social, economic and environmental theories to improve services
  • Assess and debate explanations for the persistence of public health inequalities
  • Evaluate initiatives to improve overall population health
  • Explore models of disease causation and design strategies to mitigate risk
  • Review evidence, interpret data and employ research methods to meet current public health challenges


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 5 Years
PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 1 Years
PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

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