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

Unit description

Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of nursing interventions that facilitate health maintenance and restorative health of individuals and communities. Students further develop assessment, screening, clinical skills and cultural safety relevant to working with clients in a range of primary care settings. Problem-solving and decision-making skills, that respond to clinical challenges, will be developed in primary and secondary nursing interventions with priority population groups to provide person-centred care.

Unit content

  • Physical and mental health wellbeing
  • Culturally sensitive nursing care
  • Person and home assessment
  • Risk assessment and nursing practice in a Primary Care Setting
  • Public health-epidemiology, pandemic and disaster management (infection control)
  • Disease and injury prevention
  • Work, health and safety
  • Building healthy communities
  • Community-based screening programs
  • Complex wound assessment & management
  • Medication compliance, polypharmacy and documentation
  • Subcutaneous infusions
  • Maintaining health through nutrition
  • Pain Management in the home
  • Awareness of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Life limiting conditions and palliation in the community – a holistic approach
  • Approaches to physical and mental health rehabilitation
  • Women’s and men’s health including Sexually Transmitted Infections 


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

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Laboratory session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Quiz: online10%
Case study60%
Clinical skills30%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Quiz: online10%
Case study60%
Clinical skills30%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Quiz: online10%
Case study60%
Clinical skills30%

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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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