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Primary Health Networks: Making a difference in primary care reform?

Description 
Primary care has a pivotal position in the Australian health care system, providing: the bulk of medical services; the gateway to specialist medical and allied health services; and the point for integration of patient centred care. Primary Health Networks (PHN) play a rapidly increasing role in primary care reform across a wide range of fields, including: Mental health – youth, suicide prevention; Alcohol and other drugs; Priority populations – Indigenous, LGBTIQ, refugees; Health systems integration – GP Quality Improvement, Health Pathways guidelines, integrated care. Monash Department of GP and North Western Melbourne PHN have a collaboration focused on building evaluation capacity: key activities include developing, conducting and evaluating workshops and mentoring programs for NWMPHN staff. This provides a unique opportunity for you to undertake research whilst embedded in a Primary Health Network. There a wide range of potential projects that relate to the individual fields outlined above. There are also opportunities to undertake research into the process of evaluation capacity building.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
Primary care
School 
School of Primary and Allied Health Care » General Practice
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
Honours
BMedSc(Hons)
Short projects
Time commitment 
Full-time
Part-time
Physical location 
Notting Hill

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