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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to explore primary health care in relation to promoting the health of individuals, families and communities. Principles of primary health care, health education, public health and health promotion will be explored with a focus on vulnerable populations. 

Unit content

  • Primary Health Care
    • The context of primary care nursing
    • The role of the nurse in primary health care
  • Principles of health promotion
  • Health education
    • Health literacy
  • Cultural safety, cultural awareness and cultural competency in primary health care settings
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health inequalities in Australia and globally
  • Health maintenance for vulnerable populations
    • Homeless
    • Elderly
    • Indigenous
    • Mental health
    • Disability
    • Refugee
  • The health of families in the community
    • Child and family health
    • Supporting carers
    • Child protection and domestic violence screening
    • Elder abuse
  • The professional role of the nurse working in the community:
    • Patient-centred care
    • Interprofessional, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary care
    • The nurse navigator
    • Digital health
  • Preparation for PEP4

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically review the role of the nurse in primary care settings within a primary health care frameworkIntellectual rigour
2demonstrate knowledge and skills required to support vulnerable populations within a variety of primary care settingsKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3demonstrate critical thinking skills for safe and competent nursing practice in primary care settings Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4investigate approaches used to work with the consumer and other health professionals to provide patient-centred care in primary care settingsKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically review the role of the nurse in primary care settings within a primary health care framework
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. demonstrate knowledge and skills required to support vulnerable populations within a variety of primary care settings
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate critical thinking skills for safe and competent nursing practice in primary care settings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. investigate approaches used to work with the consumer and other health professionals to provide patient-centred care in primary care settings
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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