1 DISTANCELEARNING 2014 University of Otago, Wellington Primary Health Care Long-Term Conditions Management Travel Medicine An Interprofessional Distance Programme for Working Health Care Professionals POSTGRADUATE YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD
2 DISTANCELEARNING 2014 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE LONG-TERM CONDITIONS MANAGEMENT TRAVEL MEDICINE An Interprofessional Distance Programme for Working Health Care Professionals.
3 The Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice at the University of Otago Wellington, Medical & Health Sciences School conducts postgraduate distance courses with an inter-professional focus. Whatever field of primary or integrated health care you work in, these qualifications and courses will be directly relevant to your dayto-day work, as well as providing useful frameworks for systems of health care delivery. Students can receive a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Primary Health Care, Travel Medicine or Long-Term Conditions Management. Enrolment to Masters of Primary Health Care or Masters of Travel Medicine is also available. All the courses are designed to meet educational and training needs for a wide range of individuals working in the sector, actively promoting a collegial and co-operative atmosphere for the sharing of ideas and information. Things to keep in mind: Requirements Residential workshop attendance is a course requirement. Most papers have at least one residential blocks of approx. three days. Please check the dates of these sessions prior to enrolment to ensure that you can attend. We accept students from all health professions, depending on experience. Assessments Fees Dates These papers are academic in nature. You will be required to successfully complete academic essaystyle assessments. Assistance is available through Study Skills Workshops and directly from the library and student support offices. In 2014, each paper costs approx. $2400. Students can receive Studylink loans to cover the cost of the fees. Semester One papers run from March June. Semester Two papers run from July November. Enrolment Opens in September each year. Online enrolment evision.otago.ac.nz Telephone enrolment For more information Website: Phone:
4 New to Postgraduate Study? Study Skills Workshops are for you Offered each year March 22 & 23, 2014 (Possible July Session as needed) The Study Skills workshop is two days of intensive hands-on learning, where you will be introduced to postgraduate study and the Wellington Medical and Health Sciences Library. Topics covered include: Developing your writing skills for postgraduate study. An overview of using library services. Planning and executing a research strategy using online databases. Finding, appraising and utilising references and referencing styles. Brief introduction to referencing software. Use of the online teaching platform called Blackboard, and other online resources. It is not intended that this workshop teach basic word processing skills. There is no additional charge to attend the Study Skills workshop, and there is no formal assessment for any of the workshop activities the emphasis is on listening, practice and feedback. Some preparatory material will be sent out to participants 2-3 weeks before the study skills course, so that maximum benefit can be obtained from the workshop time. Administrative staff from the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice will also be available to advise on enrolment questions. The workshop is intended for those starting their course of study with the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice in Wellington and is open to all those currently enrolled in postgraduate study. It is highly recommended for all postgraduate students. Most students will only need to attend the introductory weekend once, at the commencement of their course, but returning students are welcome to attend again to further improve their study skills. Course assignments and other work are expected to reach the standards demonstrated at the Study Skills weekend. Students beginning a programme of study are advised to have a good working knowledge of their computer. In preparation it may be well worth undertaking a basic course in Microsoft Office products. Blackboard, an online learning platform, is used as the main teaching tool in all courses, and students taking these papers are strongly advised to obtain broadband internet access before the course commences.
5 FIRST AND FOREMOST: PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PRHX701 Convenors: Lesley Gray and Caroline Morris Offered: First Semester (30 points) Residential Days: 2 days in March; 2 days in May (See Back Page) This paper is especially relevant for anyone working in a primary and integrated care setting or for a PHO, including GPs, practice nurses, other primary care nurses, pharmacists, managers, and primary care administrators. It introduces the theoretical basis of primary health care, concepts about provision of primary health care, and provides a framework in which specific areas of clinical knowledge and skill can be accommodated. It assumes experience working in the current primary health sector in New Zealand, and builds on that experience with a strong interdisciplinary focus. It provides participants with an understanding of the structure, process and context of primary and integrated health care, and enables them to anticipate, plan for and evaluate future changes to the delivery of modern care in their own professional context. Health systems and their development New Zealand and overseas. The primary care workforce principles of teamwork and interdisciplinary workforce development. Primary care and population health health needs assessment, the primary care/population health interface. Accounting for primary care practice, credibility and justification. Planning, and effecting change monitoring primary health services, introduction to economic evaluation. Core paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. INTRODUCTION SUPPORTING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES - GENX731 Convenor: Eileen McKinlay & Fiona Doolan-Noble Offered: First Semester 2014 (15 points) Residential Days: 2 days in April (See Back Page) This paper utilises evidence based strategies to introduce a patient-focused, self-efficacy approach and help patients achieve changes in lifestyle behaviours. The paper will cover the current state of knowledge about the impact of adverse lifestyle behaviours, addictive behaviours, behaviour change theory, patient centred care and self-efficacy. It will also address: goal setting, motivational and similar communication techniques, self-care/self-management, the link between risk factors and deprivation, team approaches to care, facilitator/barriers to preventative and restorative health care, health literacy and brief, ultra-brief and sustained interventions. This paper will allow health professionals working in the community to develop a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and professional attitudes on which to develop specific skills in specialty areas such as Sleep Management, Tackling Obesity, Addition & Drug Abuse, & Challenging Conversations Understanding the development of and impact of lifestyle behaviours Justification to support implementation of lifestyle interventions Practical application of population health and personal health approaches to lifestyle behaviour change Recognition of when and how one should intervene Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. Companion paper for GENX732 GENX735
6 LONG-TERM CONDITIONS MANAGEMENT IN PRIMARY CARE - GENX709 Convenor: Eileen McKinlay Offered: First Semester (30 points) Residential Days: 3 days in May (See Back Page) This paper is intended to give primary health care professionals and others an opportunity to review a range of effective models of care for those with long-term or chronic conditions taking account of the range of primary and integrated care settings and funding structures. There is a need to explore new management approaches as the focus of clinical practice changes from acute to chronic care, this type of care now occupying around 60% of health professionals time. An opportunity will be given to develop a proposal to enhance the clinical management for a grouping of people with a long-term condition. The burden of long-term conditions in NZ. The underlying principles of successful long-term conditions management including international and New Zealand models. Delivery system design and the role of team work. Patient and caregiver perspectives on living with chronic illness from childhood to old age. Introduction to self-management First core paper for the Post Graduate Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (endorsed Long-term Conditions Management). LONG TERM CONDITIONS MANAGEMENT ADVANCED GENX711 Convenor: Eileen McKinlay Next Offered: Second Semester 2014 (30 points) Residential Days: 3 days in August (See Back Page) This interdisciplinary paper is intended to give primary health care professionals and others an opportunity to build on the work undertaken in GENX709 Long-Term Conditions Management. The paper will introduce students to a range of tools designed to assist clinicians to work efficiently with patients and to reconfigure primary health care systems in relation to long-term conditions management. Patient self-management and self-management support theory including the role of self efficacy. Barriers to implementing patient self-management theory in clinical practice and how to address these. The place of patient education, motivational interviewing, goal setting, group work, communicating with and prompting patients, using other technologies and working with patients who are challenging and/or non-concordant. The use of information technology, including electronic patient management systems, to provide decision support, enhance delivery systems and manage practice based population health data at both the practice and Primary Health Organisation level. Ways to measure the effectiveness of systems and clinical care. Building effective collaboration between differing disciplines and non-governmental and governmental organisations. Managing complex medication issues and polypharmacy. Implementing and measuring change, taking account of the impact on human resources and training requirements. Second core paper of a Post Graduate Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (endorsed Long-term Conditions Management).
7 MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS IN PRIMARY CARE GENX710 Convenors: Lynn McBain & Eileen McKinlay Offered: Second Semester 2015 (30 points) Residential Days: TBD Mental health issues are an intrinsic component of primary health care delivery and are increasingly managed in community settings. This interdisciplinary paper is intended to give primary health care professionals a sound basis for the recognition and management of mental health issues that commonly present in primary health care settings. It provides a basis for evaluation, care planning and delivery for patients with mental health issues. It reviews current mental health status data and policy directions for primary care based service delivery and workforce development. The paper is especially suitable for health professionals working in primary health care settings where interdisciplinary study and practice are the norm. In the context of clinical governance, primary health care professionals need to ensure their competence with regard to knowledge and skills relating to mental health, with particular consideration of Maori. The clinical skills, knowledge and professional attitudes needed for quality care of those with mental health issues are addressed in this paper. Mental Health: Assessing for wellbeing Mental Health: Supporting wellbeing Supporting the life journey Complexity Promoting Mental Wellness Elective paper for Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. REFUGEE & MIGRANT HEALTH GENX720 Convenor: Pauline Horrill Offered: Second Semester 2015 (30 points) Residential Days: TBD This paper is designed to provide health professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to manage the health needs of refugee and migrant groups. The course considers some of the world's most vulnerable populations. The complexities of health issues for refugee and migrant clients will be addressed using a bio-psycho-social approach and the appropriate service delivery models required to meet the needs of these clients. This paper has chosen to address as a priority the needs of people from refugee backgrounds, however there are many migrants who face similar difficulties in areas that overlap with refugees; settlement challenges, health inequities and cross-cultural care. The paper focuses on caring for refugee and migrant clients in the New Zealand context but in the last module students will be introduced to emergency refugee health and international humanitarian aid both as a special interest topic and to further understand the refugee journey. International population movements and emerging infectious diseases NZ immigration and settlement policies Health Screening and early identification of health issues Mental Health Cross cultural care Preventive health care and reproductive health Models of care and service delivery International humanitarian relief Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Travel Medicine and Primary Health Care.
8 SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH GENX702 Convenor: Sue Pullon & Jane McDonald Offered: Second Semester 2015 (30 points) Residential Days: TBD This paper is especially relevant for anyone working in the field of sexual and reproductive health in any primary care setting including general practice, schools, student health and family planning clinics. It is especially suitable for GPs, practice nurses, other primary care nurses, and pharmacists. It introduces and builds on the principles of sexual and reproductive health, including population health at national and international levels, and concepts about safe and effective provision of care. It gives practical advice about diagnosis, management and monitoring in a primary care setting. It assumes clinical experience working as a health professional, and builds on that experience with a strong interdisciplinary focus. Sexually transmitted infections Sexual health issues for travellers, returning travellers Sexual and reproductive health for adolescents Sexual health checks for women and men Screening for STIs Contraception - across the lifecycle Contraceptive methods in detail hormonal, barrier and other methods Reproductive health issues for men Reproductive health issues for women Early pregnancy care Legislation and ethics Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. TE TÜHAUORA: MÄORI HEALTH - GENX704 Convenor: Donna Cormack & Melissa McLeod Next Offered: Second Semester 2014 (30 points) Residential Days: 3 days in August (See Back Page) This introductory paper is offered to those working in any area of primary health care. It covers a range of topics, including the historical, social and political contexts of Maori health, the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori health status and priorities, frameworks for assessment and intervention, health initiatives, and models for care delivery. An awareness of the contexts of Maori health. Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its relationship to Maori health. An awareness of the broader issues of indigenous health. Recognition of the diversity of Maori and an understanding of issues surrounding the measurement of Maori ethnicity. A familiarity with Maori health status and priorities. An awareness of issues of service responsiveness to Maori. Knowledge of Maori health initiatives, models for delivery, and resources available to primary health professionals. Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care.
9 TACKLING OBESITY - SUPPORTING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES GENX733 Convenor: Lesley Gray Offered: Second Semester 2014 (15 points) Residential Days: 2 days in August (See Back Page) Obesity is recognised by the WHO as highly significant in the global development of preventable long term conditions and is a major health risk for significant numbers of New Zealanders, with a particular impact on Pacific and Maori peoples. There is considerable evidence to suggest that primary care management can be effective, safe, accessible and affordable, and there are expectations both nationally and internationally that the primary sector could and should play a greater role in this regard. However the sector would benefit from greater support to successfully implement evidence based weight management guidelines. This paper will allow health professionals working in primary health care settings to explore the evidence behind interventions designed to address overweight and obesity issues and will explore current barriers in clinical practice. The paper will give an overview of effective individual, group and primary care management approaches and will allow health professionals working in the community to develop a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and professional attitudes on which to develop specific skills in supporting healthier lifestyles to reduce overweight and obesity in clients. Critical appraisal of the evidence basis for primary care management of overweight & obese patients. Knowledge and skills required for the management of overweight & obese patients in primary care settings. Understanding the opportunities, threats and barriers to supporting weight management in primary care settings. Preparing primary care based plans to support weight management. Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. Companion paper to GENX731 Introduction. ADDICTION & DRUG ABUSE - SUPPORTING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES - GENX734 Convenor: TBD Next Offered: 2015 (15 points) Residential Days: TBD There is considerable evidence to suggest that primary care management can be effective, safe, accessible and affordable, and there are expectations both nationally and internationally that the primary sector could and should play a greater role in this regard. However this idealism is driven by political and economic considerations that do not adequately address the barriers to successful implementation by the sector. These barriers are not simply a lack of health professional clinical knowledge and skills to apply evidence-based guidelines in primary health care settings, but are more fundamental issues: the chronic and relapsing nature of addiction; the defining features of denial and resistance to change; the phenomenon of addiction switching from an illicit behaviour (drug use) to legal addictive behaviour (alcohol, tobacco abuse, gambling, overeating); societal stigma and personal and community shame. This paper will allow health professionals working in the community to explore the barriers that exist in their own clinical practices and create a customised plan for supporting healthier lifestyles in regard to alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and addictions in their primary care setting. Critical appraisal of the evidence basis for primary care management of alcohol, smoking and drug use and addiction. Knowledge and skills required for treating alcohol, smoking and other drug misuse and addictions. Understanding opportunities, threats and barriers to support for lifestyle change management in primary care settings. Generating a risk management plan, including cost benefit analysis, for primary care support of this lifestyle change. Preparing a practical management plan to support lifestyle change for alcohol, smoking and other drug misuse and addictions for own clinical practice setting. Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. Companion paper to GENX731 Introduction.
10 CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS - SUPPORTING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES - GENX735 Convenor: Maria Stubbe Offered: Second Semester 2015 (15 points) Residential Days: TBD Brief interventions such as motivational interviewing and opportunistic discussions or advice in primary health care settings have been shown to be beneficial in influencing lifestyle choices such as reducing alcohol consumption and smoking. Discussions about sensitive lifestyle topics are inherently challenging, in common with other topics which include an element of social or moral judgement, but there is little practical guidance available to primary care health professionals on when and how to engage patients in lifestyle discussions most effectively. A growing body of international research demonstrates that direct observation of naturally occurring interaction in clinical consultations provides practitioners with valuable information and insights. This paper will review current research on patient-health-professional interactions, and will introduce students to a set of tools to examine and critically reflect on discussions of lifestyle / lifestyle behaviour change in real-life health encounters. A basic understanding of the theory underpinning research into health communication. A critical appraisal of current research on the conversational features of lifestyle behaviour discussions in patientprofessional interactions. Techniques used to identify and evaluate discourse strategies that act as barriers and facilitators to effective discussion of lifestyle / lifestyle behaviour change. Using the skills and having the confidence to experiment with different conversational approaches to supporting behaviour change. Applying a practical framework for critical peer and self-reflection on communication about lifestyle / lifestyle behaviour changes. Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. Companion paper to GENX731 Introduction. SLEEP MANAGEMENT - SUPPORTING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES - GENX732 Convenor: Angela Campbell Next Offered: Second Semester 2014 (15 points) Residential Days: 2 days in August (See Back Page) Sleep disorders affect a significant number of New Zealanders throughout their lives, particularly those with chronic illnesses or established lifestyle risk factors (obesity, high alcohol consumption). There is considerable evidence to suggest that lifestyle modification can ameliorate these conditions but when this is not possible technological interventions including sleep apnoea machines are required. This paper addresses sleep disorders commonly associated with health risk factors & illnesses, focusing on guidelines for primary/integrated care health care settings. This paper will allow health professionals working in the community to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to assist them in consulting with and managing patients with sleep health issues. Understanding basic physiology and epidemiology of common sleep disorders Recognise presentation of common sleep disorders Understanding of diagnostic tests requesting and interpretation Understanding short and long term management of common sleep disorders Practical application of CPAP and long-term follow up Facilitate self management Endorse a teamwork approach to sleep management Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Primary Health Care. Companion paper to GENX731 Introduction.
11 TRAVEL MEDICINE 1: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS - GENX713 Convenor: Jenny Visser Offered: First Semester 2014 (30 points) Residential Days: 3 days in May (See Back Page) This paper gives an overview of travel medicine; the principles and practices in preparing intending travellers, and vaccine preventable illness and travel vaccines. This paper provides an overview of travel medicine as a specialty area of practice, covers the principles of preparing the intending traveller with a focus on prevention, and provides a detailed knowledge of vaccine preventable illness and travel vaccines. Students will be informed of relevant resources available for keeping up to date in this field of increasing publications relevant to clinical practice. We encourage the participation of all health professionals who may have an interest in travel medicine. of Travel Medicine Travel Medicine Resources Preparing the Intending Traveller Vaccine preventable diseases and travel vaccines Core paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Travel Medicine. TRAVEL MEDICINE 2: APPLIED CONCEPTS - GENX714 Convenor: Jenny Visser Offered: Second Semester (30 points) Residentials: 3 days in August (See Back Page) This paper will cover the specific clinical concerns of travellers with special needs including returning travellers, pregnant women, elderly, visiting friends and relatives, children, long term expatriates, the immune-compromised traveller, the humanitarian and aid worker, and the adventure traveller. Specific clinical contexts to be covered include fitness to fly/aviation medicine, food and water borne disease, preventing food and water borne disease, preventing insect borne disease, sexually transmitted infections and the traveller, travel dermatology, tuberculosis and travel, and the unwell returning traveller or recent migrant. Fitness to Fly Prevention of food and water borne disease Prevention of vector borne disease Sexually transmitted infections and Travel Travel-related Dermatology Tuberculosis and the Traveller The Returning Traveller Core paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Travel Medicine, to be taken after completion of Travel Medicine 1.
12 TROPICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE GENX719 Convenors: Pauline Horrill & Jenny Visser Offered: First Semester (30 points) Residential Days: 3 days in May (See Back Page) This paper is designed to provide suitably qualified health professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge sufficient to manage the health needs of the long-term traveller/expatriate and of refugee/migrant groups to New Zealand. The paper is of interest to any health professional whose practice brings them into contact with these groups. The special needs of refugees and migrants including physical and psychological issues are covered. Topics also include relevant tropical diseases (arboviruses, malaria, helminthic infections, tuberculosis, HIV); their epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management both in developing countries and in New Zealand. Vector borne diseases Helminthic infections Tropical Dermatology Diarrhoeal illnesses and enteric fevers Sexually and parentally transmitted infections Tuberculosis Refugee and migrant medicine including NZ policies on refugees, asylum seekers and their families, health screening of migrants, long-term care of migrants including physical and psychosocial mental health issues The long term expatriate living and working in developing countries Core paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine. WILDERNESS & EXPEDITION MEDICINE PRHX702 Convenor: Jenny Visser Next Offered: Second Semester 2014 (30 points) Residential Days: 4 days over Labour Day weekend (See Back Page) The Wilderness Medicine paper is designed to provide participants with planning and preparation for activities in the wilderness environment, both within New Zealand and overseas. It will address medical problems associated with the wilderness environment and the special considerations of providing medical care in an outdoor environment including risk assessment and resource management. Topics covered include the environment and its impact on human physiology (extremes of heat, cold, altitude, water/underwater and subterranean environments), wilderness activities and associated injuries, medical care in the wilderness, plant and animal related injuries and expedition medicine. The course is suitable for any health professional whose leisure activities or work takes them into the outdoors. Extremes of Heat and Cold The high altitude environment The water, underwater and subterranean environments Wilderness injuries and trauma Wilderness medical care and emergencies Special populations in the wilderness Plant and animal related injuries Expedition medicine Elective paper for the Postgraduate Qualifications in Travel Medicine and Primary Health Care.
13 PLANNING AHEAD FOR A MASTER DEGREE One of the requirements for entry to Master study is a 30 point Research Methods paper. Below is the outline of the paper we suggest students considering Master enrol in and some alternative papers that are also acceptable with approval from the Board of Studies. HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH METHODS HASX417 Next Offered: Full Year Residential Dates: To be confirmed This paper provides an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods used in the health sciences. The paper aims to equip students with basic knowledge from which to develop research expertise. Students will become familiar with the importance of having a theoretical perspective and develop practical skills and experience. The course provides an introduction to the fundamental bio statistical concepts essential to the design and analysis of a quantitative research project and an opportunity to explore a range of qualitative approaches to research. Critical appraisal and literature review skills are an integral part of the course. On completion of the course, students will be able to design and create a Master level research project under supervision. Upon successful completion of this paper, students should be able to: Understand the general principles of research design in relation to answering different types of research questions. Demonstrate how ethical principles and legal requirements should be applied to the issues of research design and the conduct of research Understand and have practical experience in collecting, analysing, reporting and presenting different types of research data. Understand the basic statistical framework used in the design and analysis of health related studies and understand important statistical concepts and terminology. Have basic familiarity with a statistical computer package. Critically evaluate the results of published research so as to recognise the types of research design, comment on the validity of the results and critically appraise the research from a statistical perspective. Understand the basic principles and application of a limited range of approaches to qualitative research. For all information contact: Trevor Williams: ADDITIONAL DISTANT-TAUGHT RESEARCH METHODS PAPER OPTIONS FULL YEAR GENX RESEARCH METHODS SEMESTER ONE PHTX RESEARCH METHODS HEIX 706 RESEARCH METHODS HEALTH INFORMATICS AVMX RESEARCH METHODS SEMESTER TWO PHCX RESEARCH METHODS INDX704 - RESEARCH METHODS IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PHTX RESEARCH METHODS
14 QUALIFICATIONS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (PHC) Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care. PGCertPHC Complete in 1 year part-time study One Required Paper [First and Foremost: Primary Health Care] And 30 Elective Paper Points* Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care. PGDipPHC Complete in 2 years part-time study Credit from Cert Level Papers One Required Paper [First and Foremost: Primary Health Care] And 90 Elective Paper Points* MASTER OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE MPHC Complete in 2 years part-time study Admissions based on successful completion of PGDipPHC & Research Methods Paper 30 Point Elective Papers Long-Term Condition Management Mental Health and Illness in Primary Care Refugee and Migrant Health Sexual and Reproductive Health Te Tūhauora: Māori Health Health Sciences Research Methods 15 Point Elective Papers Supporting Healthier Lifestyles Suite: Introduction Sleep Management Tackling Obesity Addiction & Drug Abuse Challenging Conversations
15 QUALIFICATIONS IN LONG-TERM CONDITIONS MANAGEMENT (LTCM) Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Endorsed in Long- Term Conditions Management PGCertPHCendLTCM 60 points Complete in 1 year part-time study Two Required Papers [Long-term Conditions Management & Long-term Conditions Management (Adv.)] Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Endorsed in Long Term Conditions Management PGDipPHCendLTCM 120 points Complete in 2 years part-time study Credit from Cert Level papers Three Require Papers [First and Foremost: Primary Health Care, Long-term Conditions Management, Long-term Conditions Management (Adv.)] One Elective Paper [Te Tūhauora: Māori Health, Mental Health & Illness OR Research Methods. Master of Primary Health Care MPHC 240 points Complete in 2 years part-time study Admission based on sucessful completion of PGDip & Research Methods paper.
16 QUALIFICATIONS IN TRAVEL MEDICINE (TRAVMED) Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine. PGCertTravMed 60 points Complete in 1 year part-time study PGCertTravMed Papers Two Required Papers: Travel Medicine 1 Travel Medicine 2 Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine. PGDipTravMed 120 points Complete in 2 years part-time study Credit from Cert Level Papers PGDipTravMed Papers Three Required Papers: Travel Medicine 1 Travel Medicine 2 Tropical Infectious Disease AND One Elective Paper: Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Refugee and Migrant Health Health Sciences Research Methods Master of Travel Medicine MTravMed 240 points Complete in 2 years part-time study Admissions based on successful completion of PGDipTravMed & Research Methods Paper
17 Convenor Profiles Angela Campbell BSc(Hons) PhD Angela is a Senior Lecturer in Medicine and primarily works as the manager and senior physiologist at WellSleep, Otago University, Wellington s sleep laboratory. She has a PhD in sleep and respiratory physiology. Angela also runs the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology sleep papers and teaches to the 5th year medical students. Her current research involves ethnic and socio-economic factors influencing adherence to treatment regimes in sleep medicine. Wider research interests include the use of technology for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and the long term management of sleep disorders in primary care. Donna Cormack BA (Hons), MA, PhD Donna (Waitaha, Käti Mamoe, Kai Tahu) has been involved in work on the collection and classification of ethnicity data in New Zealand, particularly as it relates to measuring and monitoring disparities. Most recently, Donna has been focused on work examining disparities in cancer outcomes and access to cancer services for Mäori. She is involved in the Differential Colon Cancer Survival by Ethnicity in New Zealand project as well as Unequal Treatment: The Role of Health Services with Te Röpü Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pömare. Fiona Doolan-Noble MPHC(Dist), PGDip PH; RGN Fiona has a nursing background from the U.K. with twenty years clinical experience in both surgical and medical nursing. Since coming to New Zealand she has worked for NGOs, PHOs and clinical networks as well as undertaking contracts for DHBs and the MoH. Fiona also has experience in guideline development and implementation. Her professional and research interests include the prevention and management of long term conditions and the delivery of primary health care. She helped develop and present the original long term conditions paper with Eileen McKinlay. She is currently a PhD candidate and is working as a researcher in the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine, University of Otago. Lesley Gray FFPH, MPH, MSc, PGCertEd, FETC Lesley is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, a registered Public Health Specialist and Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (UK). Lesley convenes the NZ Primary Health Care paper and also convenes third year Community Contact week and the 6th year Trainee Intern General Practice run with undergraduate medical students. Lesley has particular interests in interprofessional communication, health promotion, public health and professional development. She is currently undertaking University of Otago funded research along with Maria Stubbe (and others) looking at how to raise the issue of obesity in GP consultations. Pauline Horrill MbChB, Dip Obs, Dip Sc Pauline has been a medical practitioner since 1992, interspersing General Practice in New Zealand with emergency humanitarian work from 1998 to 2006 with the international non-governmental medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. Her work to date has given her an in-depth appreciation of the priorities and constraints in providing health services in diverse socio-political contexts and with epidemic and endemic disease problematics, as well as refugees, displaced populations and groups excluded from health care. Having undertaken some distance taught postgraduate qualifications, she appreciates the importance and interest post-graduate qualifications have for busy professional people who want to extend their skill base and the advantages that distance learning specifically provides. She is currently back in general practice in Newtown Union Health Service and enjoys sharing some of her experiences, as well as learning from others in her convenor role. Jane MacDonald MbChB Jane MacDonald is a sexual health physician. She is currently working concurrently as a Senior Research Fellow, Women s Health Research Centre, University of Otago, Wellington and Senior Medical Officer at Te Mahoe, Department of Women Health, Capital and Coast District Health Board. Jane is a fellow of the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, Royal Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Her current research interests include; Severe maternal and fetal morbidity, sexual and reproductive health.
18 Melissa McLeod MBChB, MPH, FNZCPHM Melissa McLeod (Ngäi Tahu) is a public health physician and senior research fellow working at Te Röpü Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pömare, University of Otago, Wellington. Melissa is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine and a member of Te ORA (Mäori Medical Practitioners Association). Melissa s research interests include Mäori health, epidemiology and the investigation and elimination of ethnic health inequalities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Eileen McKinlay MA (App) AdvDipNurs. RN Eileen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, a registered nurse and quality auditor. Eileen is the Director of the Departments postgraduate programme and convenes the Long-Term Conditions Management papers and co-convenes the Mental Health and Illness and Supporting Healthier Lifestyles papers. Research projects Eileen has been recently involved in include: primary care mental health, mobile nursing services, and palliative care. She is committed to interprofessional education and particularly encouraging nurses involvement in these programmes. Caroline Morris BPharm(Hons), MSc, PhD, MRPharmS, MPS Caroline is the Masters and PhD advisor for the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice. Her professional background is as a pharmacist and she has practised in both New Zealand and the UK. Caroline coconvenes the Primary Health Care paper with Lesley Gray. She has been involved in a number of research projects in the 'quality' arena both nationally and in the UK. Her other research interests include interprofessional collaboration, and the prescribing and management of medicines in primary care. Sue Pullon MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP(Dist), PGDipGP, MPHC Sue is Head of Department in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, and has been a GP for 30 years. She was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners in Sue currently co-convenes the Sexual and Reproductive Health paper, and previously developed and convened the Primary Health Care paper. As well having a lifelong interest in health education and health promotion, Sue has always been passionate about enhancing high quality education for all health professionals. She has research interests and teaching expertise in primary health care, general practice, women s health, health promotion, interprofessional teaching, learning and teamwork for health professionals, and workforce development issues. Maria Stubbe DipTESL, NZDipTchg, PhD Maria is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Research in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, and a leading researcher in the Applied Research on Communication in Health (ARCH) Group.. Maria is a sociolinguist and discourse analyst by training. She specialises in the microanalysis of health interactions, and has a particular interest in multidisciplinary research, and in multi-method and qualitative research methodologies. She has supervised a number of higher degree projects and teaches on the postgraduate programme within the department. Maria s recent research has included a project tracking interactions between diabetes patients and primary care health professionals, analyses of clinical decision-making, medical notes, lifestyle and prescribing talk in routine GP and specialist consultations, and a study of communication in interpreted health encounters. Jenny Visser BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP, PGDiplomaTravMed, MTraveMed Jenny is a general practitioner who now specialises in travel medicine. She worked as a full time GP in Ngaio, Wellington for 12 years until 2004, when clinical and academic Travel Medicine started to take more of her time. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Travel Medicine in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, working half time in the department and half time in clinical Travel Medicine at The Travel Doctor TMVC in Wellington. Jenny co-ordinates the Certificate and Diploma in Travel Medicine, convenes the papers in Travel Medicine and Wilderness and Expedition Medicine, and co-convenes the Tropical Infectious Disease paper. Jenny has worked in many places: she has been medical officer on the NIWA research vessel RV Tangaroa, travelling to Antarctica for four summers, she spent a season volunteering at a high altitude Rescue Post in Nepal in 2009 and was the doctor to a film crew in Bougainville in She has been a long time medical adviser for Wellington and National Land Search and Rescue. And when she is not travelling she is mountain biking or enjoying many other outdoor sports.
19 2014 Residential Dates Semester One Residential Dates First and Foremost: Primary HealthCare (PRHX701) Monday 24-Mar & Tuesday 25-Mar Monday 12-May & Tuesday 13-May Introduction: Supporting Healthier Lifestyles (GENX731) Wednesday 9-Apr & Thursday 10-Apr Long-term Conditions Management (GENX709) Wednesday 7-May though Friday 9-May Tropical & Infectious Disease (GENX719) Friday 23-May through Sunday 25-May Travel Medicine 1: Introductory Concepts (GENX713) Friday 2-May through Sunday 4-May Semester Two Residential Dates Te Tūhauora: Māori Health (GENX704) Thursday 7-Aug through Saturday 9-Aug Long-term Conditions Management: Advanced (GENX711) Thursday 14-Aug through Saturday 16-Aug Sleep Management: Supporting Healthier Lifestyles (GENX732) Monday 11 Aug & Tuesday 12 Aug Tackling Obesity: Supporting Healthier Lifestyles (GENX733) Monday 18-Aug & Tuesday 19-Aug Wilderness & Expedition Medicine (PRHX702) Friday 24-Oct through Monday 28-Oct Travel Medicine 2: Applied Concepts (GENX714) Friday 22-Aug through Sunday 24-Aug
20 WELLINGTON August 2013 For Further Information Contact: Postgraduate Coordinator Department of Primary Health Care University of Otago, Wellington PO Box 7343 Wellington South