Discipline of General Practice

The Discipline of General Practice aims to improve general medical practice and primary health care through education, research and health service improvement initiatives. We also engage in program and policy development related to general practice and primary health care in urban and rural settings.  Our Discipline was established in 1993 and is based in the College of Medicine and Public Health.


We are involved in delivering quality teaching into the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program through Years 2,3 & 4.


The academic staff of the Discipline of General Practice have a wide range of research interests. These include:
    • Chronic care coordination
    • Mental health
    • Biostatistics and epidemiology
    • Health service delivery
    • End-of-life care
    • Coordination and integration of health care
    • Workforce capacity building