Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will expand on your existing public health knowledge and skills within a community-based child, family and community nursing context. Exploring links between economic inequality and child health and promoting optimal development of young children through social justice strategies will be undertaken within a primary health care framework, and applied to maternal and child health practice. This subject is delivered via a flexible online mode which may include online classrooms, online learning modules and clinical practicum in maternal and child health settings.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course: HGCFCN


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Promoting Health: The Primary Health Care Approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorTalbot & Verrinder


Edition/Volume6th edition



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required10 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse the application of Primary Health Care principles in community maternal and child health care practice.
02. Differentiate between Primary Health Care strategies in community nursing to determine their appropriate application
03. Design culturally inclusive interventions appropriate to community maternal and child health care using the social model of health

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-24, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 6 - 24
Twelve 1.00 hour problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
Contribution to online forum (1 hour per week for each of 12 modules)

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 24
Four 1.50 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
4x1.5-hour online virtual classroom

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 24
One 4.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
4 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules (12 modules).


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1000-word written assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1

One 2500-word written assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1500-word equivalent reflective presentation and review of community groups.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO3