Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject builds on fundamental knowledge gained in previous semesters to understand, modify and contextualise the factors that impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. You will develop in-depth understanding of factors influencing population health, the development of chronic conditions and/or disabilities, and complex patterns of illness. Implications for nursing practice within an interdisciplinary practice environment and public health policy development form a pivotal component of this subject.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Zarb

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBNSK and no other rule applies


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

Chronic Care Nursing: A Framework For Practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDeravin-Malone, L. and Anderson, J.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorChang, E. and Johnson, A.


Edition/Volume3rd Edition



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate public health concepts applied to chronic conditions across the lifespan and in all contexts of health care
02. Critically analyse evidence-based health care models designed for the management of chronic conditions in Australia and globally
03. Apply understanding of the impact of chronic disease on individuals.
04. Adapt therapeutic communication and assessment skills across varying population groups to enable flexible use of family strength assessments, health coaching, motivational interviewing, collaborative health care systems and self-management practices.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Singapore (Nurses Learning Hub), 2021, Week 10-25, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmanda Waters

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 25
One 30.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 25
One 3.00 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500-word individual assignment Summative

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online quiz or Online international group discussion (equivalent to 1,000 words)Formative. Online international group discussion assessment will only apply to students participating in Internationalisation@Home option (if available). All other students will be required to complete the Online quiz.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical practicum (equivalent to 2,000-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4