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.
Primary Health Care
- The context of primary care nursing
- The role of the nurse in primary health care
Principles of health promotion
- Health literacy
Cultural safety, cultural awareness and cultural competency in primary health care settings
Health maintenance for vulnerable populations
- Mental health
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically review the role of the nurse in primary care settings within a primary health care framework||Intellectual rigour|
|2||demonstrate knowledge and skills required to support vulnerable populations within a variety of primary care settings||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate critical thinking skills for safe and competent nursing practice in primary care settings||Intellectual rigour||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||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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