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Unit description

Students will explore the way in which Primary Health Care is delivered in Australia and how this aligns with the World Health Organizations (WHO) Alma-Ata declaration and ‘health for all’ initiative. Students will critically examine how healthcare practices impact individuals, families and communities within the primary healthcare framework.

Unit content

  • Primary Healthcare philosophy and social determinants of health
  • Primary Healthcare models
  • Primary Healthcare in Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
  • Primary Healthcare reform
  • Health literacy and education
  • National global health priorities, policy and management

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
1analyse the current healthcare system in Australia and identify how the social determinants of health impact different communities within AustraliaKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2critically examine the current primary healthcare reform in Australia and analyse the impact this will have on sustainability and how nursing in primary health care will be delivered into the futureEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3identify the diverse population groups in the community and integrate knowledge of primary health care to develop a healthcare initiative to address the needs of that communityEthical practiceCultural competence
4analyse the role of health literacy, communication and education on health outcomes for individuals, families and communities in diverse population groupsKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
5identify and analyse state, national and global health priorities in the primary healthcare context and develop an understanding of the strategies and goals behind service delivery, policy and management.Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. analyse the current healthcare system in Australia and identify how the social determinants of health impact different communities within Australia
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically examine the current primary healthcare reform in Australia and analyse the impact this will have on sustainability and how nursing in primary health care will be delivered into the future
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify the diverse population groups in the community and integrate knowledge of primary health care to develop a healthcare initiative to address the needs of that community
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. analyse the role of health literacy, communication and education on health outcomes for individuals, families and communities in diverse population groups
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. identify and analyse state, national and global health priorities in the primary healthcare context and develop an understanding of the strategies and goals behind service delivery, policy and management.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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