nsm4cch community child health




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will expand on their existing public health knowledge and skills within a community based child, family and community nursing context. The links between economic inequality and child health and the promotion of optimal development of young children through social justice strategies will be explored within a primary health care framework, and applied to maternal and child health practice. This subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS, a face-to-face seminar and (and/or equivalent online virtual classrooms). It is supported by clinical practicum in a community setting.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Westall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course: HGCFCN


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have secured a clinical placement with a Maternal and Child Health service provider in their state, with written confirmation of this, prior to commencing the subject. This subject is designed to be taken in conjunction with NSM4MCH # Maternal and Child Health Practice.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPromoting Health: The Primary Health Care ApproachRecommendedTalbot & Verrinder, 2018 (6th Ed)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse Primary Health Care principles and apply them in application in community maternal and child health practice

Online activity; Clinical practicum; written exercise

02. Differentiate between and determine the appropriate application of selective or comprehensive Primary Health Care strategies in community nursing

Online activity; Clinical practicum

03. Design culturally inclusive interventions appropriate to community maternal and child health care using the social model of health

Online learning activity; written exercise

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeesa Hooker

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules"

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 x 2-hour online virtual classrooms (or face-to face seminar equivalent) per semester."

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"1 hour per week online reflective activity"

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 10.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours off site Community Agency placement (self-sourced)"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 1000-word written assessment3501, 02, 03
One 2500-word written assessmentSummative5001, 02, 03
One 1500-word equivalent reflective presentation, using specified mediaReflective activity incorporating learnings from clinical practicum. Includes completion of 10 clinical hours in community settings (Hurdle).1501, 02, 03