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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

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

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

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Community/Professional placement 120 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Presentation30%
Project report60%
Quiz10%
Placement SR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Community/Professional placement 120 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Presentation30%
Project report60%
Quiz10%
Placement SR

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Community/Professional placement 120 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Presentation30%
Project report60%
Quiz10%
Placement SR
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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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